With due attention to historical and literary issues, the authors explore the theological contributions of two books unique among the Old Testament canon.
Offering fresh perspectives for the book’s message and setting, George A. F. Knight depicts The Song of Songs as a book about God and his plan of redemption for the world—a revelation of the love of God.
Friedemann W. Golka presents the book of Jonah as a masterpiece of Hebrew narrative art, a multidimensional account which through skillful use of irony and satire demonstrates the divine privilege of mercy for all living beings.
George A.F. Knight of New Zealand is co-editor of the International Theological Commentary series and author of ITD volumes on Isaiah 40-55 and Isaiah 56-66.
Friedemann W. Golka is Lecturer of Theology (Old Testament) at the University of Exeter. The son of a Pastor in the German Confessing Church, he has long had an interest in Jewish-Christian dialogue.