Restoration In The Odyssey

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The selected chapters of the second half of Jeremiah are drastically different in tone because there is a much bigger presence of hope in them whereas it is all gloom and destruction in the first half of the book. The theme of restoration builds as we move from one prophet to the next, and Jeremiah seems to have the most hope of restoration so far. The image of YHWH being the depressed and righteously angry husband of Israel and Judah continues to appear in Jeremiah, but maybe a stronger depiction of YHWH in these chapters is that of a parent. The author repeatedly describes the steadfast and everlasting love that YHWH has for his people, labeled most often as Ephraim. I find this to be strange since Ephraim represents the strongest tribe

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