The theme of missio Dei in the book of Jeremiah has been overlooked in mission studies and OT scholarship even though Jeremiah is uniquely commissioned as a "prophet to the nations" (Jer 1:5). The missio Dei imparts literary and theological coherence to a sprawling book as a unifying link among the significant themes of Jeremiah's prophecy: personal suffering in the prophetic task, a catalytic divine word that judges and saves God's people, theodicy in the face of impending exile, and the final restoration of both Israel and the nations.

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