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Bibil Identifier bibil:216494
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jonah’s Oar. Christian Typology in Jacob of Serug’s Mēmrā 122 on Jonah
Author Kitchen, Robert A.
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 11, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Jacob of Serug’s longest mēmrā - on Jonah (mēmrā 122, P. Bedjan, ed., Homiliae Selectae, vol. 4: 368-490) - stretches for 123 pages. Slowly and poetically, Jacob proceeds through the original text verse by verse, but along the way interweaves an unabashedly Christian typology and interpretation of the prophet’s dilemmas and mission. The focus here is to present an outline of Jacob’s commentary and argument and reconstruct how he uses Christological typologies to present the Christian Gospel. Jacob is not a systematic theologian, but in this mēmrā he has given himself enough space to build a full description of the Christian message in which Jonah becomes a type of Christ.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Jonah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Jacob of Serugh
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