The New Perspective on Jonah

The New Perspective on Paul did not begin as a study of Paul but as a reevaluation of second temple Judaism. In an academy long dominated by Lutheran perceptions of Judaism, E. P. Sanders and others attempted to rehabilitate the Jewish religion of Paul's day. On the backs of their success, scholars by in large … Continue reading The New Perspective on Jonah

I will not pity Nineveh

Interest in the book of Jonah has recently swelled. The tired debates concerning the historicity of Jonah's aquatic escapades have transformed into discussions concerning the novel's apparently radical message. The BibleProject provides a now typical interpretation: Jonah is a "subversive story of a rebellious prophet who hates God for loving his enemies." As such, the … Continue reading I will not pity Nineveh