Yom Kippur

Jonah – Mercy and Prophecy

Prof. Yair Zakovitch

The Book of Jonah expresses its opinion on the importance of mercy and what constitutes true prophecy. By uncovering the many allusions in Jonah to other biblical books, from the Torah to the Early and Later Prophets, a close reader will come to discover the ideas of the Book of Jonah and the dialogue it conducts with these other texts. 


Yair Zakovitch is the Emeritus Father Takeji Otsuki Professor of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem


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