A literary-exegetical- and social-scientific analysis of the book of Jonah : an exposition of its ancient social values

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dc.contributor.advisor Potgieter, J.H. (Johan Hendrik), 1952- en
dc.contributor.coadvisor Boshoff, W.S. en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Schader, Jo-Mari en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-12T11:38:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-12T11:38:56Z
dc.date.created 2017-05-09 en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.description Thesis (DLitt)--University of Pretoria, 2017. en
dc.description.abstract By approaching the book of Jonah historical-critically, it has been indicated that the book of Jonah likely dates to the Persian Period (more neutrally the post-exilic period), is a parody on the prophetic traditions, and has a unified structure. It has been proposed by some that the book of Jonah was written for the Yehudite elite, as a meant, by the author, for his audience to reflect critically on themselves. When a literary-exegetical analysis was conducted of the book of Jonah, it was indicated that the author of the book employed various literary and stylistic techniques that contributes to the unified structure of the book of Jonah. It has also been indicated that all the prayers in the book is poetry, and serves to pause the narration, and are employed to emphasise their content. The author also inverts the typical Ancient Near Eastern values in his characterisation of the role players to thwart the reader's typical expectations of each. The application of social-scientific criticism then supports the theory that the book of Jonah is indeed a parody, and that its main theme in the book of Jonah relates to the compassion and mercy of Yahweh/God which outweighs his desire to destroy the inhabitants of Nineveh and their animals, and appears to be conditional, as repentence is a requirement. en_ZA
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dc.description.degree DLitt en
dc.description.department Ancient Languages en
dc.identifier.citation Schader, J 2017, A literary-exegetical- and social-scientific analysis of the book of Jonah : an exposition of its ancient social values, DLitt Thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60417> en
dc.identifier.other A2017 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60417
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en
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dc.subject Ancient Near East en
dc.subject Historical criticism en
dc.subject Social Values en
dc.subject New' literary criticism en
dc.subject UCTD en
dc.title A literary-exegetical- and social-scientific analysis of the book of Jonah : an exposition of its ancient social values en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en


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