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Published in the Tyndale Bulletin 57.1 (2006), 1-22. Presented with permission from Tyndale Bulletin.


Seeking to contribute to the discussion of the booh of Jeremiah as a literary unity, this study examines the contrast between the promise of new exodus in Jeremiah 30-33 and the experience of the remnant in Judah after the fall of Jerusalem that is recounted in Jeremiah 40-43 as a reversal of the exodus. This contrast of 'new exodus ' and 'no exodus ' serves as both a promise and warning to the exilic community in Babylon - the promise that they are to be the recipients of the blessings of restoration and a warning that continued disobedience to YHWH will bring further judgement.