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Socio-Political Significance of Covenant Motif in the Old Testament : Reading the Theology of Prophet Jeremiah from a Tribal Perspective
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Bibliographical Details xviii, 118 p. 23 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351484556
ISBN-13 9789351484554, 978-9351484554
Year of Publication 2020.
Series Biblical Hermeneutics Rediscovered - 31.
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This book attempts to investigate the theology of Jeremiah with a particular focus on the motif of covenant by using a combination of social scientific method and literary critical method. One of the strengths of this book lies on its adoption of Mizo tribal reading and relates the texts to the contemporary context of the tribals in Mizoram. It explores that the new covenant was intended to provide for the necessary transition from Israel not only as a nation, but also functioned as a survival for their identity in order to create new community and new identity. The book proposes a possibility of Mizo tribal reading of the Bible to illuminate the world of the prophet by drawing parallels from the Mizo society.



1. Problem and Methodological Consideration
2. Socio-Historical and Political Background of Jeremiah
3. Covenant in the Ancient and Biblical World: Etymological and Related Significant Concerns
4. Exegetical Analysis of Covenant Motif in Relation to New Covenant in Jeremiah
5. Exegetical Analysis of New Covenant in Jeremiah 31:31-34
6. A Tribal Reading on the New Covenant Motif and Its Implication for Mizo Society
7. General Conclusion


Lalenkawla is an ordained minister of the Mizoram Presbyterian Church. He earned B.D. degree (2009) from Aizawl Theological College and M.Th. degree (2017) from United Theological College, Bangalore. He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biblical Studies (Old Testament), Aizawl Theological College, Aizawl.

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