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Bibil Identifier bibil:219762
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Yhwh's Surprising Covenant Hesed in Jonah
Author Anderson, Joel Edmund
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 42, Issue: 1)
Undefined link Jonah's Peculiar Re-Creation
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 3-11 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article, essentially a “part two” of my earlier article, “Jonah's Peculiar Re-Creation,” continues to explore narrative readings of the story of Jonah. Whereas the former article focused on the intertextual connections and thematic parallels between the story of Jonah and the creation account of Genesis 1–3, as well as the flood account of Genesis 6–9, this current article focuses specifically on the full or partial citations in Jonah of Exodus 32:14, Exodus 34:6, 1 Kings 19:4–6, and Jeremiah 8:7–8, as well as the implicit allusion to Jeremiah 36, and argues that along with the strong “re-creation theme” found in Jonah, there is a clear “covenant theme” in Jonah as well. The covenant language found in the story's citations and allusions would serve to challenge its postexilic audience, not only to reconsider the implications of the Abrahamic Covenant for their current situation, but also to re-evaluate the significance of the Mosaic Covenant in light of the expectations of a prophesied New Covenant. As with the previous article, this article is also an exercise in synchronic readings and intertextuality set within the historical parameters of the postexilic Jewish community.
DOI 10.1177/0146107911431222
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Covenant
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Jonah
Pericopes Exodus 32,14
Exodus 34,6-34,7
1 Kings 19
Jeremiah 18,7-18,8
Jeremiah 36
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