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Signs of Jonah: Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yehud

@inproceedings{Zvi2003SignsOJ,
  title={Signs of Jonah: Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yehud},
  author={Ehud Ben Zvi},
  year={2003}
}
Ehud Ben Zvi explores the multiplicity of meanings conveyed by the book of Jonah in Signs of Jonah: Reading and Rereading in Ancient Yehud. His primary focus is on “textually inscribed markers that can be reasonably assumed to have led the intended readership to prefer certain reading strategies over others, to ponder on certain matters but not others; and above all on the likely readings and rereadings of this intended readership” (5). He is especially concerned with how multilayered meanings… Expand
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