Jonah's World: Social Science and the Reading of Prophetic Story

1st Edition

Lowell K. Handy

Routledge
Published January 10, 2008
Reference - 214 Pages
ISBN 9781845531249 - CAT# Y175833
Series: BibleWorld

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Summary

The story of Jonah, often read as a simple children's story, is a multifaceted and elaborate narrative with serious intent. Treating the biblical book as a fictitious story based on real locations and recognizable persons, 'Jonah's World' examines the background to the story and draws on social science approaches to describe its imaginative world. The book explores the geography, theology, myth, human characters, natural landscape, and the ideology behind the story to uncover a vision of reality shaped by literary technique. Jonah's World will be invaluable to students and scholars seeking a new approach to the reading of this colourful text.

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