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Author Bolin, Thomas M.

Title Freedom beyond forgiveness : the Book of Jonah re-examined / Thomas M. Bolin
Published Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997


Description 1 online resource (217 pages)
Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 236
Copenhagen international seminar ; 3
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 236.
Copenhagen international seminar ; 3.
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 PLOTTING A COURSE; Chapter 2 FLIGHT AND CAPTURE (JONAH 1.1-16); Chapter 3 PRAYER AND DELIVERANCE (JONAH 2.1-11); Chapter 4 A CITY'S FATE (JONAH 3.1-10); Chapter 5 THE MESSENGER AND THE MESSAGE (JONAH 4.1-11); Chapter 6 CONCLUDING REMARKS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
Summary Bolin analyses biblical and extra-biblical traditions and motifs in the book of Jonah, and argues that the book's portrayal of the relationship between God and humanity, much like those of Job and Ecclesiastes, emphasizes an absolute divine sovereignty beyond human notions of mercy, justice, or forgiveness. God is understood as free to forgive, yet he still punishes, and is unfettered by the constraints imposed by attributes of benevolence. The only proper human response to God is fear at his power and acknowledgment of him as the source of welfare and woe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-205) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Jonah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Jonah.
Bible. Jonah. fast (OCoLC)fst01892918
Subject RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Prophets.
Jona (bijbelboek)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780567245427