5th Annual WML Academic Symposium

Time: 1:00-1:20
Room: 224
Presenter: Kenny Vandergriff
Title: A New Covenant: Towards an Apocalyptic Reading of Jeremiah 30-31
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Barry Jones, School of Divinity

The idea of new covenant in Jeremiah 31 has been described as the restoration of Israel to Jerusalem after the destruction of the Temple in 587. Moreover, it has been read as prophecy or prophetic eschatology. This is not, however, the only way in which Jeremiah 30-31 can or should be read. As such, this paper will provide the basis for an apocalyptic reading of Jeremiah 30-31.