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Jonah and Genre

Steven L. McKenzie

in How to Read the Bible

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780195161496
Published online April 2009 |
Jonah and Genre

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the how most readers of the Bible misunderstand it, and uses the story of Jonah as an example to illustrate this point. The central thesis of the book is then presented, which is that the Bible, like the book of Jonah, has been continuously misunderstood because its principle genres have been misconstrued. The chapter ends with an overview of the chapters in this volume.

Keywords: Bible; Jonah; interpretation; genre

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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