This three-volume academic collection on the book of Jonah uses literary techniques to examine the meaning and implications of this much-discussed book of the Old Testament. It moves beyond basic assumptions and traditional views of the book of Jonah, to literary criticism and exegetical discussion. Studies on the Book of Jonah (3 Vols.) emphasizes how the book of Jonah was received initially, and what that tells us about Hebrew culture at the time. This collection also focuses on the relationship between reader and text and how the book functions as a narrative conversation. In addition, it gleans theological understanding, observing the nature of God and its ramifications for humanity.
Each volume has helpful introductions to literary thinking and methodologies, as well as detailed table of contents. They are academic yet accessible, written for students, professors, and those interested in how the book of Jonah has been read and the formation of its literary structure. This collection is a must-have for those wishing to expand their knowledge of this familiar story from the Old Testament. They also have extensive notes, cross-references, bibliographies, and indexes.
- Literary and exegetical analysis
- Provides solid commentary and context
- Contains notes and indexes to direct study
- Title: Studies on Jonah (3 vols.)
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Volumes: 3
- Pages: 611