The Book of Jonah
|The Book of Jonah|
|Publisher||Darton, Longman & Todd|
 From the publisher
[A] beautiful new presentation of one of the best-loved Bible stories in a translation by J.R.R. Tolkien.
[Editor] Brendan Wolfe tells the little-known story of how Tolkien, then at the height of his fame as the author of The Lord of the Rings, agreed to join the team of Catholic writers and scholars working on a major new translation of the Bible into English in the early 1960s. The result was the Jerusalem Bible, still celebrated for its elegant, timeless English. Wolfe shows the resonances between the story of Jonah and the whale, Tolkien's contribution to the JB, and themes in his other writings.
In October 2014, the original drafts of The Book of Jonah will be published by the Journal of Inklings Studies Vol.4 nº 2, with Brendan Wolfe articles on the history and features of the translation.
 See also
- The Jerusalem Bible
- Letter to Michael George Tolkien (24 April 1957)
- Journal of Inklings Studies Vol.4 nº2
- ↑ The Book of Jonah at Amazon.co.uk (accessed 6 December 2010)
- ↑ Jason Fisher, "Sometimes the whale wins ..." (10 February 2010) at Lingwë (blog) (accessed 6 December 2010)
- ↑ Jason Fisher, "More information on The Book of Jonah" (20 May 20009) at Lingwë (blog) (accessed 6 December 2010)
- ↑ Judith Wolfe, "More information on The Book of Jonah" (01 August 20014) at Judith Wolfe(blog) (accessed 01 August 2014)