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Bibil Identifier bibil:223890
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jonah in Mark and Matthew: Creation, Covenant, Christ, and the Kingdom of God
Author Anderson, Joel Edmund
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 42, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 172-186 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article analyzes how Jonah is incorporated within the Synoptic Gospels, particularly Mark and Matthew. In addition to looking at the well-noted “sign of Jonah” passages Matthew and Luke, as well as at the clear allusion to Jonah found in the Stilling of the Storm episode in all three Synoptic Gospels, we suggest that there is a more over-arching use of Jonah in Mark and Matthew that runs from the Beelzebub controversy in Mark 3:20–35/Matthew 12:22–32 to the Transfiguration in Mark 9:2–32/Matthew 17:1–23. This larger Jonah-theme within Mark and Matthew points not only to the explicit connection between Jonah's three days in the great fish and Jesus' three days in the tomb, but also to the larger issues of Jesus' identity, the nature of the Kingdom, and the mission to the Gentile world.
DOI 10.1177/0146107912461870
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Jonah
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Kingdom of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Intertextuality
Pericopes Matthew 12,38-12,42
Luke 11,29-11,32
Mark 8,11-8,13
Matthew 16,1-16,4
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