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Bibil Identifier bibil:217360
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jonah's Peculiar Re-Creation
Author Anderson, Joel Edmund
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 41, Issue: 4)
Undefined link Yhwh's Surprising Covenant Hesed in Jonah
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 179-188 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract With the rise of narrative criticism within Biblical Studies, there has been an increasing recognition of the importance of reading biblical texts as literature. The meaning and message of a given text is intimately tied to the way in which that text is written, and that includes its literary structure, as well as any intertextual connections to other earlier biblical texts. This article will argue that a narrative reading of Jonah reveals numerous intertextual connections to both the ancient Near Eastern imagery found in creation/Eden accounts of Genesis 1—3 and the recreation/flood narrative of Genesis 6—9. The theological impact these connections have on the message of Jonah to its postexilic audience is significant, in that it addresses not only the issue of the re-created people of God, but also the importance and purpose of the Temple. This article, therefore, is essentially an exercise in synchronic readings and intertextuality set within the historical parameters of the postexilic Jewish community.
DOI 10.1177/0146107911423079
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Jonah
Pericopes Genesis 1-3
Genesis 6-9
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