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Commentary on the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah

Edited by Daniel Shute

Commentary on the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah
Hardback, 235 pages £18.00
Published: 2002
ISBN: 9780943549644
Format: 228mm x 150mm
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Subjects: Philosophy and Religion, The Davenant Institute
Series: Peter Martyr Library

Peter Martyr Vermigli’s earliest biblical commentary to survive is his lectures on the Book of Lamentations. As a refugee from Catholic Italy, Martyr sympathizes with the Hebrew poet, who looks over the devastation of Jerusalem. The Introduction gives a précis of Christian Hebraism and pays particular attention to the Bomberg Bible. The notes highlight Martyr’s allusions to the Jewish commentators of that Bible.

Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499–1562) is considered to be one of the most important Italian reformers of the early modern period. Martyr is the subject of renewed interest for historical and theological scholars. The Peter Martyr Library, a series of critical English translations of the chief works of Peter Martyr Vermigli, allows his own words in context to speak for themselves.

Abbreviations Used in This Volume
Type Conventions Used in This Volume
Translator’s Introduction
Commentary on the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah

Alphabet, or Chapter 1
Alef, or Verse 1
Bet, or Verse 2
Gimel, or Verse 3
Dalet, or Verse 4
He, or Verse 5
Vav, or Verse 6
Zain, or Verse 7
Het, or Verse 8
Tet, or Verse 9
Yod, or Verse 10
Kaf, or Verse 11
Lamed, or Verse 12
Mem, or Verse 13
Nun, or Verse 14
Samekh, or Verse 15
Ayin, or Verse 16
Pe, or Verse 17
Tzade, or Verse 18
Qof, or Verse 19
Resh, or Verse 20
Shin, or Verse 21
Tav, or Verse 22

Alphabet, or Chapter 2
Alef through Tav, or Verses 1-22 [as above Chapter 1]
Alphabet, or Chapter 3
Alef through Tav [as above Chapter 1]
Alphabet, or Chapter 4
Alef through Tav, or Verses 1-22 [as above Chapter 1]
Chapter 5, or the Prayer of Jeremiah
Verses 1-22 [as above Chapter 1]
Scripture References
About the Editor

Shute’s volume is as scholarly as anyone could want, yet is accessible to the non-expert. Technical terms are defined, and Shute’s clear and friendly style enhances his explanations.... The thoroughness and tone of this volume clearly indicate it to be a labor of love on the part of the editor and anyone who studies it will learn much beyond what Peter Martyr thought of Lamentations.


- Moreana

The explosive influence of Judaic studies in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had a dynamic influence on the exegetical and dogmatic output of the Reformed community, and Shute has provided a well-documented summary of this largely neglected field of study.... These notes excellently trace Martyr’s scriptural allusions and, especially, the Rabbinic influence on his philological decisions and theological conclusions. The wealth of knowledge in the notes and their scholarly value alone are worth the price of the book.... There is much to appreciate in Shute’s work, and having an accessible English edition of Martyr’s Lamentation commentary will be a great asset to modern scholars.

- Sixteenth Century Journal

Reverend Dr. Daniel Shute is an ordained minister of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, and has served in a pastoral charge in New Brunswick. Shute has been librarian of the Presbyterian College at McGill since 1979. His teaching appointments include seminars on preaching and Presbyterianism at McGill University, and Hebrew at Facultré de Théologie Evangélique.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 235 pages
 228mm x 150mm

BIC Code:
  BIB000000, HIS037020, REL067000, REL108020
 Davenant Institute


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