Signs of Jonah: Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yehud JSOT Supplement

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Signs of Jonah: Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yehud JSOT Supplement
Authors: Ehud Ben Zvi
Year: 2003
Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9780826462688
ISBN 10: 826462685
Categorie: Religion, Bible
Pages: 183 / 185
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Signs of Jonah: Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yehud (JSOT Supplement) Ehud Ben Zvi
Ben Zvi starts with the premise that Jonah, like most books, was written to be read. He therefore concentrates on intended and unintended readership(s) of Jonah and the network of messages that they were likely to derive through their reading and rereading. He starts with the historical and social matrix of the production and reading of the book in antiquity and analyses its self-critical approach and its metaprophetic character as a comment on the genre of prophetic books and on prophets. How does the historical fact of Nineveh’s destruction actually shape the reading? Or the perception of Jonah as a runaway slave? Ben Zvi demonstrates the malleability of interpretation of the Book of Jonah and its limitations, as attested in different communities of readers. He asks why certain messages are easily accepted by particular historical communities, whereas others are not raised at all. Categories:
Religion – Bible
Year:
2003
Publisher:
Sheffield Academic Press
Language:
english
Pages:
183 / 185
ISBN 10:
0826462685
ISBN 13:
9780826462688
Series:
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 367
File:
57 MB

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