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By Kenneth M. Craig (Author)
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Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6" Width: 9.02" Height: 0.51"
Weight:   0.74 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 1999
Publisher   Mercer University Press
ISBN  0865546142  
EAN  9780865546141  

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This study is solid, well organized, and thorough. Discussion of poetics, his fresh translation, and his analysis of the actual text are particularly noteworthy. This work is an important contribution not only to the study of Jonah, but also to the literary study of the bible as a whole.

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"With warm tears in his eyes, Patroclus, obviously distressed and troubled, turns to his friend Achilles, and says something like, 'Who can do anything with you?' An expression similar to this one from the Iliad might occur to anyone who writes about Jonah. With such a large number of books and articles available, what more can be or needs to be said about that popular prophetic book?" (from the author's preface).

With these words, Kenneth Craig acknowledges that (1) Jonah is indeed a puzzlement and that (2) a profusion of investigators, ancient and modern, have attempted to untangle the Gordian knot posed by Jonah the recalcitrant prophet. Perhaps we need to back off from Jonah, regroup, and try to approach Jonah from another direction -- which is exactly what Craig does, and with promising results.

In the tradition of the Tel Aviv school of poetics, Craig uncovers the literary and artistic devices that distinguish one of history's best-known yet perhaps least-understood stories: the story of Jonah the Prophet. Craig examines and describes the devices of the author to advance both his aesthetic and ideological purposes. The resulting exposition of Jonah is the first to apply poetics to the Book of Jonah.

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More About Kenneth M. Craig

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kenneth M. Craig, Jr., Ph.D. (1989) in Hebrew Bible, Southern Seminary, is Professor of Biblical Studies at Lees-McRae College. He has published "A Poetics of Jonah: Art in the Service of Ideology, Reading Esther: A Case for the Literary Carnivalesque, " and numerous articles on the literary aspects of biblical narrative.

Kenneth M. Craig currently resides in the state of North Carolina. Kenneth M. Craig was born in 1960.

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