Tag Archives: Jonah

Why Jonah Fled: Isaac Abarbanel

This post is a continuation of the previous one. I have been reading Steven Bob’s Go to Nineveh: Medieval Jewish Commentaries on the Book of Jonah. So far I have read Bob’s translation and explanation of Rashi, Abraham Ibn Ezra, and … Continue reading

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Jonah and Nineveh or Nineveh and Sodom

Here is a footnote [and by footnote, I mean a full page that will probably get cut out but saved for a more relevant paper] from my forthcoming paper [and by forthcoming, I just mean my term paper] on the … Continue reading

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The Travesty of Translation

Okay, the title of this post might be overstating my case a bit, but I find myself growing ever so weary of Septuagint Jonah’s translator. Overall he does a rather fine job. But some of the literary artistry is destroyed … Continue reading

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