9780385235259-0385235259-Jonah: A New Translation with Introduction, Commentary, and Interpretation (Anchor Bible)

Jonah: A New Translation with Introduction, Commentary, and Interpretation (Anchor Bible)

ISBN-13: 9780385235259
ISBN-10: 0385235259
Edition: 1st
Author: Sasson, Jack M.
Publication date: 1990
Publisher: Anchor Bible (Doubleday)
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780385235259
ISBN-10: 0385235259
Edition: 1st
Author: Sasson, Jack M.
Publication date: 1990
Publisher: Anchor Bible (Doubleday)
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Sasson, Jack M. wrote Jonah: A New Translation with Introduction, Commentary, and Interpretation (Anchor Bible) comprising 384 pages back in 1990. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0385235259 and 9780385235259. Since then Jonah: A New Translation with Introduction, Commentary, and Interpretation (Anchor Bible) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 translation of the original Hebrew text of Jonah as created by Jewish authorities during the second half of the first millennium B.C.E. In these profound and enduring tales, realistic events and miraculous incidents merge, and we never have to wait long to witness the power of God's love or wrath.

One of the twelve prophets, Jonah faced more challenges in a short span of time than any other biblical hero. He went to sea and nearly drowned in the belly of a great fish. On land, Jonah journeyed east to Nineveh, where his mission was to spread the word of God in a city plagued by evil. He was tested by God at every tum. But even during his darkest hours, his faith never wavered and through all the tumult, he always listened for the comforting voice of the Lord.

Author Jack M. Sasson employs the very latest information in biblical scholarship to interpret the many nuances in Jonah's seemingly simple story. Providing Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Aramaic, and, occasionally, Syriac and Arabic translations, this work is an exciting addition to the world-acclaimed Anchor Bible commentaries.

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