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By Janet Howe Gaines

The short ebook of Jonah is the robust mite of scriptural narratives. the tale of the prophet swallowed through the enormous fish is easy adequate to please a toddler and complicated sufficient to confound a pupil. people hesitate and falter, like Jonah, while attempting to settle for or imitate a version of divine forgiveness. This publication culminates in a discussion, trained through the simplest of recent biblical scholarship, among Jonah and smooth dilemmas of forgiveness in money owed from the Jewish Holocaust and the South African fact and Reconciliation fee. the writer illumines Jonah's limitation with literature from Henri Nouwen to Herman Melville, from the Talmud to Greek delusion. Paperback version is out there from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).

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