Aron Tillema

Aron Tillema

Aron Tillema is a PhD student in Ancient Mediterranean Religions at the University of California, Davis. Broadly, his research interests include metacriticism of the Hebrew Bible, gender and sexuality, semiotics, and the role of humor in authoritative texts.

Interpretations of Jonah

The story of Jonah has had a long history of interpretation by religious communities and in popular culture.


Humor in Jonah

The strange images of animals and the idea of a runaway prophet in the book of Jonah may seem funny, but earlier interpreters understood the book differently.