Instruction Sheet #2

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Assignment Instructions for Paper #2 (15%): due in class Wednesday, December 09. Estimated time: 4 hours. >>>No late papers accepted<<< (1) Use these instructions for information on how to do the assignment. Read the  instructions carefully. An “A” paper will follow instructions and have three full pages of  quality discussion down to the last line of page 3.  (2) Compare Jonah 1-4 (Old Testament) and Mark 4:35-41 (New Testament). This  assignment involves a method of literary criticism called “intertextuality”. Intertextuality  indicates that one text (the earlier one, here Jonah) has had influence on the  composition of a later text (here Mark). Most scholars think that Mark 4:35-41 was  written in the light of Jonah 1:1-17, with the result that Jesus is now shown to be the  “new Jonah”. The early Christian writer suggests that Jesus corrects all of Jonah’s  mistakes and does the right thing. (3) The six points below are a summary of the method you are to follow (not necessarily  in this order): (i) study the structure of the two similar versions of the story, first in Jonah and 
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2010 for the course REL 33521 taught by Professor Mirecki during the Fall '09 term at Kansas.

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