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Judgement of Jonah

Yahweh, Jerusalem and Nineveh

Judgement of Jonah

Yahweh, Jerusalem and Nineveh

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£85.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567673619
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 19/05/2022
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
This study is designed as a commentary with a difference, where the reading of the prophet's travails is explored in the context of two wider themes: (1) the overt and highly sophisticated intertwining of Jonah's story with an impressively wide range of other biblical texts, often deployed in surprising ways; and (2) the clearly contrarian relationship between God and Jonah which has both vexed and intrigued scholars and lay readers alike for millennia. Underpinning this reading is a twofold thesis: firstly, an argument that many of the puzzles inherent in the book of Jonah can be illuminated in the light of the idea that Nineveh was from the beginning a cipher for the Jerusalem of the author's time; and secondly, that this would have been evident to Jonah's first readers: the class of elite literati amongst the ruling cadre of late Persian or early Hellenistic Judaea.

Professor Alastair G. Hunter

Alastair G. Hunter is Honorary Research Fellow in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK.

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