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  1. Additions to Jeremiah Baruch and the Letter of Jeremiah

  2. In the Septuagint • Jeremiah [short version and order] • Baruch • Lamentations • Letter of Jeremiah

  3. Baruch

  4. Books Named Baruch • (First) Baruch [This book] • Second (Syriac Apocalypse of) Baruch • Third (Greek Apocalypse of) Baruch • Fourth Baruch [Ethiopic title] • Paraleipomena Ieremiou [Greek title]

  5. Baruch in Jeremiah • 32:6-15 [purchase of field] • 36 [the two scrolls] • 43:1-7 [taken to Egypt] • 45 [Jeremiah’s discouraging message for Baruch]

  6. Structure of Baruch • Introduction [1:1-14] • Prayer [1:15 – 3:8] • Praise of Wisdom [3:9 – 4:4] • Compare Job 28, Sirach 24 • Zion • Jerusalem’s address to people [4:5-29] • Address to Jerusalem [4:30 – 5:9]

  7. Miscellaneous • Exile and return • Cf. second Exodus theme in Deutero-Isaiah • Attitude towards Babylonian rulers? • Do the parts of Baruch fit together?

  8. Letter of Jeremiah

  9. In the Vulgate • Jeremiah [long form] • Lamentations of Jeremiah • Baruch • Letter of Jeremiah

  10. Structure of Book • Superscription (1) • Warning to Exiles-to-be (2-7) • Ten arguments against the idols (8-72) • with refrain • Conclusion of argument (73)

  11. Miscellaneous • Why does this letter get attached as the final chapter to Baruch [rather than Jeremiah] in the Vulgate? • How would these arguments work against twenty-first century American idolatries? • Are these arguments any different than those used by Islam against Christianity?