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Jeremiah, Writings
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I. Epistle of Jeremiah – II. Paraleipomena Jeremiou

I. Epistle of Jeremiah

The Epistle of Jeremiah (‘Επίστολη ᾿Ιερεμίου/Epístolē Ieremíou, Epistula Jeremiae, Ep Jer) purports to be a copy of a letter sent by the prophet Jeremiah to the exiles in Babylon (Babylonian Exile). The Greek letter, probably composed originally in Hebrew or Aramaic between 330 and 180, is treated by the Septuagint as an independent literary entity; the Vulgate instead integrates it into the book of Baruch as ch. 6. Closel…

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Schaller, Berndt, “Jeremiah, Writings”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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