Category Archives: Jonah

Book Announcement: Into the Deep

I’m excited to let you know that my Masters of Theology thesis Into the Deep: A Comparative Discourse Analysis of the Masoretic and Septuagint Versions of Jonah has been published by GlossaHouse. You can get it at a very reasonable price—only … Continue reading

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QOTD: Jacques Ellul

What Jonah finds is also what he sought when he looked for a place where God would not be. And one might show the irony of this kind of answer, which we can sometimes get too. Jonah really wanted to … Continue reading

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The Ship’s Hold and The Belly of Hades: Another Great Find in La Bible D’Alexandrie

I found another helpful bit from La Bible D’Alexandrie: Les Douze Prophètes this afternoon. Here, they connect the ship’s cargo hold into which Jonah went down to sleep in 1:5 with the belly of Hades in 2:3. Though there is a … Continue reading

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La Bible D’Alexandrie: Les Douze Prophètes

For the past day and a half now, I have been working my way through an important resource on the LXX text of Jonah: La Bible D’Alexandrie: Les Douze Prophètes. This is a resource I had attempted to get my hands … Continue reading

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Jonah 1:13a: Some LXX Alterations

Jonah 1:13a וַיַּחְתְּר֣וּ הָאֲנָשִׁ֗ים לְהָשִׁ֛יב אֶל־ הַיַּבָּשָׁ֖ה καὶ παρεβιάζοντο οἱ ἄνδρες τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι πρὸς τὴν γῆν And the men dug in order to return to dry land And the men were pressing on in order to return to the land … Continue reading

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On Removing the Comma From My Brother’s Eye

I have two active tasks on my agenda: (1) Translate through the NT in my personal time, and (2) write my thesis. The two of these tasks collided yesterday as I ran through the edits my good friend Thomas Hudgins … Continue reading

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Jonah 1:8–9

I am having some difficulties in understanding Jonah 1:8–9. It’s not in the translation of the passage. That is rather straightforward. It is in the structure, and in Jonah’s response. In Jonah 1:8, the sailors hail a barrage of questions … Continue reading

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