Juxtaposition: putting things together to make something “more than the sum of the parts” is a common artistic skill, it is common (but often unrecognised) in the Bible. As my least favourite book of the Bible helps reveal!
Tags: Isaiah, Jonah, Juxtaposition, Obadiah
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[…] Scripture works at book level. Obadiah and Jonah sit side by side because reading either alone risks either missing the full truth of God. They are […]