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Bibil Identifier bibil:229210
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Jona und des Meeres Wellen. Zum problemgeschichtlichen Horizont und zum traditionsgeschichtlichen Hintergrund
Author Döhling, Jan-Dirk
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 158)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language German
Pages 17-37 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Considering the Ancient Near East and biblical tradition of live-threatening seamonsters as the first background (repertoire, W. Iser) of understanding the great fish in Jon 2:1,11 the fish embodies the notion of God’s creation as chaotic and ultimately dangerous, which finds it’s equivalent in Israel’s political experiences with the Mesopotamian imperial powers. This connects creation in Jonah 1.2 with Ninive in chapter 3.4. Contrary to other Old Testament texts none of these forces of chaos and evil, neither fish nor city, nor the angry prophet, are going to be destroyed, God transforms them by his word.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Creation
Pericopes Jonah 1-2
Psalms 104,26
Genesis 1,21
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