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Sitting Jonah with Job: Resailing Intertextuality

Havea, Jione (2016) Sitting Jonah with Job: Resailing Intertextuality. The Bible and Critical Theory, 12 (1). pp. 94-108. ISSN 1832-3391


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In this article i read the sitting of two biblical characters—Jonah and Job—together, two textual events that most sensible historical and literary critics would keep apart. Job and Jonah sit under the same covers, of the one book, so what’s keeping readers from seeing and hearing them together? Might the positions of Jonah and Job have changed if they saw and heard one another? Would they have under-stood one another? I circle around those questions, and imagine myself re-sailing (re-selling?) the crafts of intertextuality. Intertextuality requires the moving of characters and texts around, and this article brings Jonah and Job out of the pages of the bible into the talanoa (story, telling, conversation) of West Papua, by way of Palestine.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: intertextuality, Job, Jonah, Palestine, talanoa, West Papua
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: Pilgrim Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Micah Daley-Carey
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 05:40
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:22
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2935

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