Talk:Letter of Jeremiah

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  • Oppose merger. The Vulgate puts it in one place, other canons put it in other places. Since when does the Latin Vulgate enjoy primacy on a neutral encyclopedia? It's a topic by itself. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 23:06, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Epistle of JeremyLetter of Jeremiah — More common name. —SigPig |SEND - OVER 21:50, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was Completed. --WoohookittyWoohoo! 09:03, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

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  • Support Standard in the modern collections of the Apocrypha which I have seen. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 22:21, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose, Encyclopedia Britanica lists it as "Epistle of Jeremy". Grk1011 (talk) 22:21, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
I have put Codex Sinaiticus' comments back from whence they came. His/her comments are from almost 1½ years ago and have nothing to do with this move. The purpose of this discussion is the move to a more commonly-used title per naming conventions. SigPig |SEND - OVER 02:17, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
I checked online, Britannica lists it as The Letter of Jeremiah. I assume then that you will change your !vote to support? SigPig |SEND - OVER 02:20, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:
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POV statement[edit]

"Although the "letter" is included as a discrete unit in the Septuagint, there is no evidence of it ever having been canonical in the Jewish tradition." The reference cited states this: "No work in the Apocrypha was ever considered canonical, see for example "Order of the Books in Jewish Lists" in Henry Barclay Swete, An Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1900), 200." While I would definitely agree that this is what Henry Barclay Swete believes, it seems pretty odd that the majority of Christian history is against him in that claim "no work in the Apocrpyha was ever considered canonical". Catholics, Orthodox, and some Anglicans after Protestantism broke off all believe that the "apocryphal" writings the article is referencing are deuterocanonical, are completely and fully apart of the canon. Anthony 'Timoteo' Fisher 17:17, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

The point here is if Letter of Jeremiah is deemed as canonical by the Jewish religion (and the reference correctly states it is not). An other point is its canonicity among Christians. A ntv (talk) 18:20, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Title (Aramaic)[edit]

This work may have been composed in Hebrew or Aramaic, according to the article.

The Hebrew title of this work, according to the Hebrew Wikipedia, is איגרת ירמיהו, which translates to The Letter of Jeremiah in English.

Yet, I find no mention of how the work is referred to commonly in Aramaic, nor whether said title also translates to The Letter of Jeremiah in English.  For that matter, there is not even a mention of this work on the Aramaic Wikipedia.

allixpeeke (talk) 02:55, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

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