Go to Nineveh

Medieval Jewish Commentaries on the Book of Jonah, Translated and Explained

By Rabbi Steven Bob

Go to Nineveh

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  • Pages: 172
  • Publication Date: 7/9/2013
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Go to Nineveh

Medieval Jewish Commentaries on the Book of Jonah, Translated and Explained

By Rabbi Steven Bob

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  • ISBN: 9781620326664
  • Pages: 172
  • Publication Date: 7/9/2013
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781620326664
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 7/9/2013
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60
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About-

The book of Jonah remains an engaging part of the religious lives of Jews and Christians. On the human level, the dramatic story speaks to us of the possibility of second chances in our lives. On the spiritual level, it describes the paths an individual and a people can take leading them back to God.
Medieval Jewish commentaries unfold new perspectives of meaning beyond the surface of the biblical text. In explaining the verses of the book of Jonah, the commentators explore many core topics, including human nature, our relationship with God, the interaction of Jews and gentiles, and the meaning of our lives.
This book offers the first full English translation of the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Kimchi, Abarbanel, and Malbim. It also provides an explanation of their comments, making them accessible to contemporary Western readers. Until now one needed a high level of Hebrew to explore these works. Go to Nineveh opens this world to the modern English reader. The book also includes the author's own modern commentary, considering questions not raised by earlier commentators.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Jewish tradition asserts, 'turn Scripture over and over again, for all is in it.' Through this brilliant presentation of classical rabbinical commentaries as well as his own careful reading of the book of Jonah, Rabbi Bob demonstrates the truth of this adage. This book provides a spiritual treasure trove of novel insights into this ancient and well-known text."
--Rabbi David Ellenson, President, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

"Go to Nineveh is a marvelous compendium of six authorities on Jonah. Readers will come away with deep insights into the biblical book of Jonah and will learn the styles and methods of the different rabbinic authorities from the Middle Ages. . . . This book should be in every synagogue and temple as a companion to the reading of Jonah on Yom Kippur."
--Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies, Jewish Theological Seminary

"Steven Bob's masterful study of Jonah . . . reminds us that the Jewish commentators, who come to life here with their distinctive insights, influenced Christian interpreters in their time. Helpfully explaining their comments, Rabbi Bob also brings his own interpretations, showing the amazing relevance of the story for our time--and so, thankfully, he shares with a wider audience the joy (simcha) of the rabbinic and biblical traditions!"
--Nancy C. Lee, Professor of Religious Studies, Elmhurst College

Contributors-

Rabbi Steven Bob

Bio(s)-

Steven Bob serves as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard, Illinois. He is an adjunct instructor at Elmhurst College and at Wheaton College. He previously taught at Benedictine University

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