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Bibil Identifier bibil:219844
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jonah 4,11 and the Problem of Exegetical Anachronism
Author Bolin, Thomas M.
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 24, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 99-109 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Modern interpretations of Jonah 4,11 see God's reference to the Ninevites' animals as an example of divine solicitude for all created life. This article, rather, looks at the reference in light of ancient religious and po-litcial beliefs. Doing so demonstrates that the Ninevite beasts' function in the story is as sacrficial animals. The offering of their animals shows the Nine-vites submitting to the sovereignty of God, and portrays God in terms of an-cient Near Eastern royal ideology.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2010.491605
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Animal
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Niniveh
Pericopes Jonah 4,11
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