The International Critical Commentaries has now been extended to cover the Biblical 'Apocrypha', incorporating Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremiah. Upholding the traditions of the ICC series this volume will examine all the evidence and traditions available to scholars, incorporating both historical and new methods of study. David A. Teeter provides the commentary on Baruch, covering also the Epistle of Jeremiah. As befits an ICC, Teeter focuses on matters textual and philological. However, he also examines literary shaping and development of these two compositions as well as the dynamics of scriptural allusion and exegesis in these texts. Finally Teeter turns his attention to the purpose of these texts, and examines the implications of this for the study of early Judaism.
For over one hundred years International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments.