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Bibil Identifier bibil:246306
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "Peace for Our Time": Reading Jonah in Dialogue with Abravanel in the Book of the Twelve
Author Tiemeyer, Lena-Sofia
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 17)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 24 pages online
Abstract Many scholars struggle to understand the reasons behind Jonah's reluctance to go to Nineveh. Using Abravanel's interpretation as its starting point, namely that Jonah sought to ensure Israel's survival by refusing to prophesy to Nineveh, this article explores the notion of foreknowledge, shared by the authors and readers of Jonah. In particular, it asks how our knowledge of Nineveh's fall, inferred from both Nahum and history, influences our understanding of the message of Jonah.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2017.v17.a6
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Middle Ages : Isaac Abravanel (1437-1509)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Niniveh
Pericopes Jonah 1-4
Nahum 1-3
2 Kings 14,23-14,25
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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