Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Jer 50-51: oracles about Babylon



[see also:  Oracles about foreign nations (in general)Oracles about nations in Jeremiah (in general)]



Aitken, K. T., "The Oracles against Babylon in Jeremiah 50-51: Structures and Perspectives", TynBul 35 (1984) 25-63.

Althann, R., "The Inverse Construct Chain and Jer 10:13, 51:16", JNSL 15 (1989) 7-13.

Amesz, J. G., "A God of Vengeance? Comparing YHWH's Dealings with Judah and Babylon in the Book of Jeremiah", in M. Kessler (ed.), Reading the Book of Jeremiah: A Search for Coherence (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2004) 99-116.

Ammassari, A., "Le profezie di Geremia contro Babilonia (Ger 50 e 51)", in his La religione dei Patriarchi. Studi biblici (Roma: Pontificia Università Urbaniana / Città Nuova, 1976) 149-191.

Bellis, A. O., The Structure and Composition of Jeremiah 50:2-51:58 (Lewiston – Queenston – Lampeter: Mellen Biblical Press, 1995).

Bellis, A. O., "Poetic Structure and Intertextual Logic in Jeremiah 50," in A. R. P. Diamond – K. M. O'Connor – L. Stulman (eds.), Troubling Jeremiah (JSOTSup 260; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999) 179-199.

Bellis, A. O., "The New Exodus in Jeremiah 50:33-38", in L. Boadt – M. S. Smith (eds.), Imagery and Imagination in Biblical Literature. Essays in Honor of Aloysius Fitzgerald (CBQMS 32; Washington, DC: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2001) 157-168.

Bellis, A. O., "Assaulting the Empire: A Refugee Community's Language of Hope", in A. R. P. Diamond – L. Stulman (eds.), Jeremiah (Dis)Placed: New Directions in Writing/Reading Jeremiah (LHB/OTS 529; London: T & T Clark, 2011) 219-234.

Beuken, W., "Common and Different Phrases for Babylon's Fall and its Aftermath in Isaiah 13-14 and Jeremiah 50-51", in E. K. Holt – H. C. P. Kim – A. Mein (eds.), Concerning the Nations: Essays on the Oracles Against the Nations in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel (LHB/OTS 612; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015) 53-73.

Brueggemann, W., "At the Mercy of Babylon: A Subversive Rereading of the Empire", JBL 110 (1991) 3-22. Reprinted [same title] in W. Brueggemann, A Social Reading of the Old Testament. Prophetic Approaches to Israel's Communal Life, edited by Patrick D. Miller (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1994) 111-133. Reprinted again [same title] but without footnotes, in M. Kessler (ed.), Reading the Book of Jeremiah: A Search for Coherence (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2004) 117-134.

Brueggemann, W., "Texts That Linger, Words That Explode", Theology Today 54 (1997) 180-199. German version: "Das Echo der Texte und die Sprengkraft der Worte", in W. Brueggemann, Polyphonie und Einbildungskraft. Aufsätze zur Theologie des Alten Testaments (Wiener Alttestamentliche Studien, 4; Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2004) 315-339.

Budde, C., "Ueber die Capitel 50 und 51 des Buches Jeremia", Jahrbücher für Deutsche Theologie 23 (1878) 428-470, 529-562.

Carroll, R. P., "Synchronic Deconstructions of Jeremiah: Diachrony to the Rescue? Reflections on Some Reading Strategies for Understanding Certain Problems in the Book of Jeremiah", in J. C. de Moor (ed.), Synchronic or Diachronic? A Debate on Method in Old Testament Exegesis. Papers Read at the Ninth Joint Meeting of Het Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in Nederland en Belgïe and The Society for Old Testament Study, Held at Kampen, 1994 (OTS 34; Leiden: Brill, 1995) 39-51. [among other texts he discusses Jer 51,34]

Cazelles, H., "Sophonie, Jérémie, et les Scythes en Palestine", RB 74 (1967) 24-44. [esp. 30-31 on the term Aškenaz in Jer 51,27]

Condamin, A., "La 'Colère de la colombe' dans Jérémie 25,38; cf. 46,16; 50,16", Bib 12 (1931) 242-243.

Dahood, M., "The Integrity of Jeremiah 51,1", Bib 53 (1972) 542.

Dimant, D., "Jeremiah 51:55 – Versions and Semantics", Textus 8 (1973) 93-99.

Eissfeldt, O., "Jeremias Drohorakel gegen Ägypten und gegen Babel", in A. Kuschke (ed.), Verbannung und Heimkehr. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Theologie Israels im 6. und 5. Jahrhundert v.Chr., Wilhelm Rudolph zum 70. Geburtstag (Tübingen: Mohr [Siebeck], 1961) 31-37. Reprinted in O. Eissfeldt, Kleine Schriften. Band 4 (Tübingen: Mohr [Siebeck], 1968) 32-38.

Emerton, J. A., "A Problem in the Hebrew Text of Jeremiah vi. 23 and l. 42", JTS N.S. 23 (1972) 106-113.

Erlandsson, S., The Burden of Babylon. A Study of Isaiah 13:2-14:23 (CBOT 4; Lund: Gleerup, 1970), esp. 154-159. [Chap. 7: "The Burden of Babylon Compared with Jer. 50-51"]

Freedman, D. N. – R. Frey, "False Prophecy Is True", in J. Kaltner – L. Stulman (eds.), Inspired Speech: Prophecy in the Ancient Near East. Essays in Honor of Herbert B. Huffmon (JSOTSup 372; London: T & T Clark International, 2004) 82-87.

Gelio, R., "È possibile un ʾīš relativo/dimostrativo in ebraico biblico?", RivBib 31 (1983) 411-434. [on Jer 50,42 among other texts]

Geyer, J. B., "Desolation and Cosmos," VT 49 (1999) 49-64.

Ghormley, J. T., Scribes Writing Scripture: Doublets, Textual Divination, and the Formation of the Book of Jeremiah (VTSup 189; Leiden: Brill, 2022), esp. 152-161 [on Jer 6,22-24 and its doublet Jer 50,41-43].

Girard, L. S.-P., "La colère de la Colombe (note sur Jérémie 25,38 et 46,16; 50,15)", RB 40 (1931) 92-93.

Gosse, B., "La malédiction contre Babylone de Jérémie 51,59-64 et les rédactions du livre de Jérémie", ZAW 98 (1986) 383-399.

Gosse, B., "La menace qui vient du Nord, les retournements d'oracles contre Babylone et Jérémie 30-31", EstBib 56 (1998) 289-314.

Gosse, B., "Les 'Confessions' de Jérémie, la vengeance contre Jérusalem à l'image de celle contre Babylone et les nations, et Lamentations 1", ZAW 111 (1999) 58-67.

Gosse, B., "'L'histoire Deutéronomique', la rédaction des livres des Rois, et ses relations avec les parallèles du livre d'Isaïe", Transeu 18 (1999) 29-57.

Gosse, B., "Jérémie 50,33-40 en relation avec les psaumes d'Asaph et deutéro-Asaphites et le livre d'Isaïe", BN 158 (2013) 3-10.

Hartberger, B., "An den Wassern von Babylon...": Psalm 137 auf dem Hintergrund von Jeremia 51, der biblischen Edom-Tradition und babylonischer Originalquellen (BBB 63; Frankfurt am Main & Bonn: Hanstein, 1986), esp. 16-133.

Hecke, P. J. P. van, "Metaphorical Shifts in the Oracle against Babylon (Jeremiah 50-51)", SJOT 17 (2003) 68-88.

Hill, J., Friend or Foe? The Figure of Babylon in the Book of Jeremiah MT (Biblical Interpretation Series, 40; Leiden: Brill, 1999).

Hoffman, Y., "Jeremiah 50-51 and the Concept of Evil in the Hebrew Bible", in H. G. Reventlow – Y. Hoffman (eds.), The Problem of Evil and Its Symbols in Jewish and Christian Tradition (JSOTSup 366; London: T & T Clark, 2004) 14-28.

Holroyd, K. D., "Multiple Speech Act Layers, Jeremiah, and the Future of Studies in Structural Theology", in S. Riecker – J. Steinberg (eds.), Das heilige Herz der Tora: Festschrift für Hendrik Koorevaar zu seinem 65. Geburtstag (Theologische Studien; Aachen: Shaker, 2011) 79-94.

Holroyd, K. D., A (S)word against Babylon: An Examination of the Multiple Speech Act Layers within Jeremiah 50-51 (Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures, 22; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2017).

Holt, E. K., "The Meaning of an Inclusio: A Theological Interpratation of the Book of Jeremiah MT", SJOT 17 (2003) 183-205.

Hunziker-Rodewald, R., Hirt und Herde. Ein Beitrag zum alttestamentlichen Gottesverständnis (BWANT 155 (Folge 8, Heft 15); Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2001).

Janowski, B., "Eine Welt ohne Licht : Zur Chaostopik von Jer 4:23-28 und verwandten Texten", in A. Berlejung (ed.), Disaster and Relief Management = Katastrophen und ihre Bewältigung (FAT 81; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012) 119-141. Reprinted [same title] in Bernd Janowski, Beiträge zur Theologie des Alten Testaments, 5: Der nahe und der ferne Gott (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2014) 31-53.

Kessler, M., "Rhetoric in Jeremiah 50 and 51", Semitics 3 (1973) 18-35.

Kessler, M., "Jeremiah 25,1-29: Text and Context. A Synchronic Study," ZAW 109 (1997) 44-70.

Kessler, M., "The Function of Chapters 25 and 50-51 in the Book of Jeremiah", in A. R. P. Diamond – K. M. O'Connor – L. Stulman (eds.), Troubling Jeremiah (JSOTSup 260; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999) 64-72.

Kessler, M., Battle of the Gods: the God of Israel versus Marduk of Babylon. A Literary/Theological Interpretation of Jeremiah 50-51 (SSN 42; Assen: Royal Van Gorcum, 2003).

Kőszeghy, M., Der Streit um Babel in den Büchern Jesaja und Jeremia (BWANT 173 / Folge 9, Heft 13; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2007).

Kratz, R. G., "Der Anfang des Zweiten Jesaja in Jes 40,1 f. und das Jeremiabuch", ZAW 106 (1994) 243-261.

Leuchter, M., "Jeremiah's 70-Year Prophecy and the ששך / לב קמי Atbash Codes", Bib 85 (2004) 503-522.

Leuchter, M., "Sacred Space and Communal Legitimacy in Exile: The Contribution of Seraiah's Colophon (Jer 51:59-64a)", in M. J. Boda – F. R. Ames – J. Ahn – M. Leuchter (eds.), The Prophets Speak of Forced Migration (SBLAIL 21; Atlanta, GA: SBL Press, 2015) 77-99.

Lindström, F., God and the Origin of Evil. A Contextual Analysis of Alleged Monistic Evidence in the Old Testament (CBOT 21; Lund: Gleerup, 1983), esp. 112-115. [on Isa 51,1]

Lipiński, É., "Emprunts suméro-akkadiens en hébreu biblique", ZAH 1 (1988) 61-73. [esp. 68 on Jer 51,1]

Lundbom, J. R., "Baruch, Seraiah, and Expanded Colophons in the Book of Jeremiah", JSOT 36 (1986) 89-114. [esp. pp. 101-104 on 51,59-64]

McKane, W., "Poison, Trial by Ordeal and the Cup of Wrath", VT 30 (1980) 474-492.

McKane, W., "Jeremiah's Instructions to Seraiah (Jeremiah 51:59-64)", in D. P. Wright – D. N. Freedman – A. Hurvitz (eds,), Pomegranates and Golden Bells. Studies in Biblical, Jewish, and Near Eastern Ritual, Law, and Literature in Honor of Jacob Milgrom (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1995) 697-706.

Miller, P. D., "The Divine Council and the Prophetic Call to War", VT 18 (1968) 100-107. Reprinted in P. D. Miller, Israelite Religion and Biblical Theology. Collected Essays (JSOT Sup 267; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 2000) 397-405.

Nägelsbach, C. W. E., Der Prophet Jeremias und Babylon. Eine exegetisch-kritische Abhandlung (Erlangen: Heyder und Zimmer, 1850).

Otto, E., "Welcher Bund ist ewig? Die Bundestheologie priesterlicher Schriftgelehrter im Pentateuch und in der Tradentenprophetie im Jeremiabuch", in C. Dohmen – C. Frevel (eds.), Für immer verbündet: Studien zur Bundestheologie der Bibel (SBS 211; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2007) 161-169. [cf. Jer 50,5]

Paterson, R. M., "Reinterpretation in the Book of Jeremiah", JSOT 28 (1984) 37-46. [on 51,59-64 among other texts]

Peels, E., "'Against You, Daughter of Babylon!': A Remarkable Example of Text-Reception in the Oracle of Jeremiah 50-51", in W. T. van Peursen – J. W. Dyk (eds.), Tradition and Innovation in Biblical Interpretation: Studies Presented to Professor Eep Talstra on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday (SSN 57; Leiden: Brill, 2011) 31-44.

Piovanelli, P., "La condamnation de la diaspora égyptienne dans le livre de Jérémie (JrA 50,8-51,30 / JrB 43,8-44,30)", Transeu 9 (1995) 35-49.

Reimer, D. J., "A Problem in the Hebrew Text of Jeremiah X 13, LI 16", VT 38 (1988) 348-354.

Reimer, D. J., The Oracles Against Babylon in Jeremiah 50-51: A Horror Among the Nations (San Francisco: Mellen Research University Press, 1993).

Reimer, D. J., "The 'Foe' and the 'North' in Jeremiah", ZAW 101 (1989) 223-232. [deals with Jer 50-51 among other texts]

Renaud, B., Nouvelle ou éternelle Alliance? Le message des prophètes (LD 189; Paris: Cerf, 2002), esp. 106-112 ["L'alliance éternelle en Jr 50,4-5"]

Robinson, T. H., "The Structure of Jeremiah l, li", JTS 19 (1917-18) 251-265.

Sals, U., Die Biographie der "Hure Babylon": Studien zur Intertextualität der Babylon-Texte im Alten Testament (FAT II/6; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004), esp. 375-466 ["Die Summe der Untergänge: Jeremia 50-51"]

Sals, U., "Der Gipfel des Untergangs (Jeremia 50-51)", BK 77 (2022) 31-37.

Schunck, K.-D., "Der Becher Jahwes. Weinbecher – Taumelbecher – Zornesbecher", in A. Graupner – H. Delkurt – A. B. Ernst (eds.), Verbindungslinien. Festschrift für Werner H. Schmidt zum 65. Geburtstag (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2000) 323-330. Reprinted in K.-D. Schunck, Altes Testament und Heiliges Land. Gesammelte Studien zum Alten Testament und zur biblischen Landeskunde. Band II: Zum 75. Geburtstag von Klaus-Dietrich Schunk. Herausgegeben von H. Michael Niemann und Matthias Augustin (BEATAJ 50; Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 2002) 39-45.

Seidl, T., "Der Becher in der Hand des Herrn." Studie zu den prophetischen "Taumelbecher"-Texten (ATSAT 70; St. Ottilien: EOS, 2001), esp. 15-41 [on Jer 51,17-23]

Sharp, C. J., "'Take Another Scroll and Write': A Study of the LXX and the MT of Jeremiah's Oracles against Egypt and Babylon", VT 47 (1997) 487-516.

Sherwin, S. J., "'I Am Against You': Yahweh's Judgement on the Nations and Its Ancient Near Eastern Context", TynBul 54 (2003) 149-160. [especial focus on Jer 50-51]

Smelik, K. A. D., "De functie van Jeremia 50 en 51 binnen het boek Jeremia", Nederlands theologisch tijdschrift 41 (1987) 265-278. English version [without footnotes]: "The Function of Jeremiah 50 and 51 in the Book of Jeremiah", in M. Kessler (ed.), Reading the Book of Jeremiah: A Search for Coherence (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2004) 87-98.

Spreafico, A., "La redazione persiana degli oracoli contro Babilonia di Isaia e Geremia", in G. L. Prato (ed.), La profezia apologetica di epoca persiana ed ellenistica. La manipolazione divinatoria del passato a giustificazione del presente. Atti del X Convegno di Studi Veterotestamentari (Rocca di Papa, 8-10 Settembre 1997), (Ricerche storico-bibliche 11/1; Bologna: Edizioni Dehoniane, 1999) 59-68.

Steiner, R. C., "The Two Sons of Neriah and the Two Editions of Jeremiah in the Light of Two Atbash Code-Words for Babylon", VT 46 (1996) 74-84.

Thelle, R. I., "Babylon as Judah's 'Doppelgänger': The Identity of Opposites in the Book of Jeremiah (MT)", in E. K. Holt – H. C. P. Kim – A. Mein (eds.), Concerning the Nations: Essays on the Oracles Against the Nations in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel (LHB/OTS 612; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015) 77-94.

Unterman, J., From Repentance to Redemption: Jeremiah's Thought in Transition (JSOTSup 54; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1987), esp. 146-50. [on the prophecies of redemption in Jer 50-51]

Vanderhooft, D. S., The Neo-Babylonian Empire and Babylon in the Latter Prophets (HSM 59; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1999), esp. 188-202. [on Jer 50-51]

Vanderhooft, D. S., "Babylon as Cosmopolis in Israelite Texts and Achaemenid Architecture", HeBAI 9 (2020) 41-61. [on Jer 50-51 esp. 52-54]

Wanke, G., Untersuchungen zur sogenannten Baruchschrift (BZAW 122; Berlin: De Gruyter, 1971), esp. 136-143 [on Jer 51,59-64].

Weissert, D., "ΑΠΟΡΡΙΠΤΕΙΝ 'To Pass over in Silence": המד/מדד versus המר in LXX of Jeremiah and Minor Prophets", Textus 22 (2005) 77-86. [cf. Jer LXX 28,6 = MT 51,6]

Wiklander, B., "The Context and Meaning of NHR ʾL in Jer 51,44", SEÅ 43 (1978) 40-64.