The Book of Jonah and Its Interpreters

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Jonah
October 29, 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Location
Psychology Building Room 010

Date Range
Add to Calendar 2019-10-29 17:00:00 2019-10-29 18:00:00 The Book of Jonah and Its Interpreters

Autumn 2019 NELC/Humanities Scholars Lecture Series
Each semester, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, in partnership with the OSU Humanities Scholars Program, hosts a lecture series on topics of broad interest to students and the OSU community. The Autumn 2019 Lecture Series will include talks scheduled for October 16, 23, and 29. 


The Book of Jonah and Its Interpreters with Dr. Daniel Frank

One of the strangest books of the Bible, Jonah presents several anomalies: a rebellious prophet seeking to escape a divine commission; a shipful of pious, non-Israelite sailors; a city of repentant Assyrians; a miraculous, shady plant; and, of course, that big fish. Struggling with this story over the centuries, Jews and Christians have developed interpretations even more fantastic than the original. This lecture will explore Jonah and its significance in antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Psychology Building Room 010 Near Eastern Languages and Cultures nelc@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Autumn 2019 NELC/Humanities Scholars Lecture Series
Each semester, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, in partnership with the OSU Humanities Scholars Program, hosts a lecture series on topics of broad interest to students and the OSU community. The Autumn 2019 Lecture Series will include talks scheduled for October 16, 23, and 29. 


The Book of Jonah and Its Interpreters with Dr. Daniel Frank

One of the strangest books of the Bible, Jonah presents several anomalies: a rebellious prophet seeking to escape a divine commission; a shipful of pious, non-Israelite sailors; a city of repentant Assyrians; a miraculous, shady plant; and, of course, that big fish. Struggling with this story over the centuries, Jews and Christians have developed interpretations even more fantastic than the original. This lecture will explore Jonah and its significance in antiquity and the Middle Ages.