Signs of Jonah

Signs of Jonah

Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yahud

eBook - 2003
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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, Ä‚2003
ISBN: 9780567448910
0567448916
9780826462688
0826462685
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 175 pages)

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