The Waves of the Deluge Breaking on Jonah the Intertextual Use of the Noachic Narrative in Jonah
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
R. Reed Lessing
Scripture References in this Resource
Genesis 18:32–33; Jonah 4:2; Joel 2:13; Nahum 1:3; Exodus 34:6; Genesis 18:20; Jonah 1:1; 2 John 14:25; Genesis 6:6–7; Genesis 6:11–13; Genesis 7:16; Jonah 2:7; Genesis 6:3; Jonah 4:11; Jonah 1:2; Jonah 3:10; Genesis 9:15; Genesis 6:18–20; Jonah 3:8; Jonah 1:3; Jonah 1:17; Jonah 3:4; Jonah 2:3; Genesis 7:6, 11; Genesis 7:20–22; Jonah 2:10
Golden, Kevin S. “The Waves of the Deluge Breaking on Jonah: The Intertextual Use of the Noachic Narrative in Jonah.” Ph.D. diss., Concordia Seminary, 2010. 251 pp.
Two overarching matters are considered: intertextual methodology and its application to the use of the Noachic narrative within the book of Jonah. The intertextual methodology, the lesser of the two foci, employed within this study seeks a symbiotic relationship between the text and the reader. Textual evidence establishes the existence of the link while the reader’s interaction with the texts explores the subtleties of the intertextual relationship based upon the textual evidence. The greater focus of the study is the application of that methodology to the intertextual use of the Noachic narrative within the book of Jonah. The link is textually established by various elements including, but not limited to, the unique setting of both narratives and the reflection of Noah’s three sons in the three principal human characters of the book of Jonah. On the basis of such textual links, the reader explores various matters including, but not limited to, the gracious character of Yahweh, the role of human repentance, and the influence of the Noachic covenant upon all creation.
Golden, Kevin S., "The Waves of the Deluge Breaking on Jonah the Intertextual Use of the Noachic Narrative in Jonah" (2010). Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation. 143.
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