Jonah's transformation and transformation of Jonah from the Bakhtinian perspective of authoring and re-authoring

Sung Uk Lim

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Abstract

This article explores the transformation of both the character of Jonah and the text of Jonah, especially in ch. 2, from the Bakhtinian perspective of (re-)authoring. Bakhtin's concept of authoring shows that the disobedient Jonah is transformed into an obedient prophet in ch. 2 in his understanding of God and himself. Simultaneously, Bakhtin's notion of re-authoring reveals that the book of Jonah has been transformed in the history of Bible translation as seen in the Masoretic Text, Septuagint, and Vulgate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-256
Number of pages12
JournalJournal for the Study of the Old Testament
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Religious studies

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