It may sound ridiculous to blog a post about a quote of the week, when I haven’t blogged much in the last month at all. I have hopefully emerged from the doldrums of the last month. Anyway, here is a great quotation from the Anchor Bible commentary on Jonah, written by Jack Sasson (p. 13):
I hold that commentators serve best when clarifying what lies before them instead of explaining what they imagine to have existed.
I would only add to this: if only some of the other Anchor Bible commentaries had listened or had this same perspective!