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Bibil Identifier bibil:204152
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) How Big Was Nineveh? Literal versus Figurative Interpretation of City Size
Author Halton, Charles
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 18, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 103-207 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines the incongruity between most modern translations of Jonah 3:3 and ancient textual and archaeological evidence concerning the size of Nineveh. Every modem solution intended to reconcile a literal rendering of the description in Jonah 3:3 with ancient evidence fails. However, reading Jonah 3:3 as a figure of speech perfectly conveys the author's intention of representing Nineveh as a very large city.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Niniveh
Pericopes Jonah 3,3
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