Jonah's world [electronic resource] : social science and the reading of prophetic story / Lowell K. Handy.
- London ; Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2007.
- Bible world (London, England)
1 online resource (231 p.)
- Bible. O.T.. Jonah. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- Electronic books.
- 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
A scribe's eye view
An imaginary real world
The divine realm
The human dimension
An unnatural nature
A moral universe?
Reality as fiction
The story once more.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -199) and indexes.
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