Working Title: "Jonah’s Motive: Reading the Book of Jonah in the light of Exodus 32–34."
Chanreiso's research is a re-examination of the message of the book of Jonah against the background of Exodus 32–34. Reading Jonah in the light of Exod 32–34, he proposes that Jonah’s protest for sparing of Nineveh is motivated by his concern for God’s glory. Jonah grapples with how God’s extension of his mercy to Nineveh, which effectively seals the destruction of Israel, glorifies his name (Jon 4:2 cf. Exod 32:12; 34:10). In response, Jon 4:6–11 subverts Jonah’s sincere but misguided zeal to teach that God’s glory is revealed most radiantly in showing his mercy even to the most undeserving Nineveh (echoing Exod 33:18–19; 34:6).
Principal Supervisor: Professor Dr Allan Harman
Co-Supervisor: Rev Dr Jared Hood