Signs of Jonah
Reading and Rereading in Ancient YahudeBook - 2003
In this new and refreshing approach to the story, Ben Zvi starts with the premise that Jonah, like most books, was written to be read. He therefore concentrates on intended and unintended readership(s) of Jonah and the network of messages that they were likely to derive through their reading and rereading. He starts with the historical and social matrix of the production and reading of the book in antiquity, analyzes its self-critical approach and its metaprophetic character as a comment on the genre of prophetic books and on prophets. How does the historical fact of Nineveh's destruction acua.
Publisher: London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, Ă2003
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 175 pages)