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Bibil Identifier bibil:242627
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jonah as a Performance: Performance Critical Guidelines for Reading a Prophetic Text
Author Mathews, Jeanette
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 12, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 17 pages online
Abstract Biblical Performance Criticism is becoming an established discipline in Biblical Studies, and is an approach that is well suited to prophetic literature due to the embodied nature of prophetic messages, the assumption that there is an audience for the message, and the necessity for re-enactment in the light of new experience. This approach, however, lacks clear methodological guidelines. This paper proposes four methodological guidelines for reading biblical books as performances (performance-oriented translation; embodiment; dynamism; re-enactment), then applies those guidelines to the book of Jonah in order to highlight artistry, analysis, and activism in the performance of Jonah. A performance-oriented script of Jonah is provided as an appendix.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Jonah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Performance
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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