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Jonah (Anchor Bible)

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Were Jonah's experiences true to the history of ancient Israel?Were they meant to be read comically, philosophically, allegorically, symbolically, or realistically?And is God godly when acting beyond the comprehension of prophets, let alone ordinary human beings?

These issues, and many more, are thoughtfully considered in this meticulously detailed and insightful translatio
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Anchor Bible
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The best technical commentary on Jonah - it's got everything you want to know - textual, historical, linguistic - and more. But Sasson does not deal with either humor or comedy, both of which are huge parts of the story. And while he gives a thorough overview to theological histories of interpretation, Sasson himself is non-theological. Which is his prerogative. :)
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Jack M. Sasson currently serves as Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt Divinity School and as a Professor of Classics at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses primarily on Assyriology and Hebrew Scriptures, writing on the archives from eighteenth century BCE found at Mari, Syria, by the Euphrates, near the modern-day Syria-Iraq border as well as on ...more
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