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Author Salters, Robert B.

Title Jonah & Lamentations / R.B. Salters
Published Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, [1994]
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Description 1 online resource (125 pages)
Series Old Testament guides, 0264-6498
Old Testament guides. 0264-6498
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Part I: Jonah; Select List of Commentaries; 1. Introduction; 2. Outline of the Book; 3. The Place of the Book in the Old Testament; 4. The Date of Jonah; 5. The Integrity of the Book; 6. Genre; 7. The Purpose of the Book; Part II: Lamentations; Select List of Commentaries; 1. Introduction; 2. Outline of the Book; 3. Historical Background; 4. The Poetry of Lamentations; 5. Authorship; 6. Genre; 7. The Theology of the Book; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W
Summary While the book of Jonah is, in some ways, unique, it stands firmly in the Old Testament tradition. There have been various suggestions as to genre, the most likely being the (short) didactic story; but the aim of the author is not easy to discern. The authenticity of Jonah's message to the Ninevites is stressed, as is their repentance, and Yahweh's mercy. The purpose of the book must lie in a combination of these themes. Lamentations is a neglected book, perhaps because it was associated with the book of Jeremiah and considered almost as an appendix. On the question of genre it has the closest
Analysis Christianity Scriptures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Bible. Jonah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Lamentations -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bibel Jona
Bibel Klagelieder
Bible. Jonah.
Bible. Lamentations.
Jona (bijbelboek)
Klaagliederen (bijbelboek)
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Prophets.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567475050
Other Titles Jonah and Lamentations