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Published by Fleming H. Revell company in New York, Chicago [etc.] .
Written in English


  • Bible. O.T. Jonah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Edition Notes

Statementby W.C. Stevens ...
LC ClassificationsBS1605 .S7
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p. l., 88 p.
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6665676M
LC Control Number24013841

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Jonah iii "The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonas." Matt. xii The book of Jonah has been attacked by the destructive critics. Its historicity has been denied.   Written by the Prophet Jonah, son of Amittai, around B.C., the book of Jonah is different from the other prophetic books of the audience of the book of Jonah was the people of Israel and all future readers of the Bible and, typically, prophets issued warnings or gave instructions to the people of : Jack Zavada. Book of Jonah, the fifth of 12 Old Testament books that bear the names of the Minor Prophets, embraced in a single book, The Twelve, in the Jewish canon. Unlike other Old Testament prophetic books, Jonah is not a collection of the prophet’s oracles but primarily a narrative about the man. Jonah is. The inclusion of the Book of Jonah among the Minor Prophets is paralleled by the inclusion of IIKings xviii.-xx. in the Book of Isaiah (ch. xxxvi.-xxxix.), but with this exception that in the latter (as also in Jeremiah 52) historical passages are added to an already existing prophetical book, while an entirely new personality and an entirely.

The Book of Jonah is a book of the Nevi'im ("Prophets") in the Hebrew tells of a Hebrew prophet named Jonah son of Amittai who is sent by God to prophesy the destruction of Nineveh but tries to escape the divine mission. Set in the reign of Jeroboam II (– BC), it was probably written in the post-exilic period, some time between the late 5th to early 4th century BC. The distinctive nature of the book of Jonah is revealed in several ways. Rather than being a series of oracles of the prophet, this book tells of an episode in the prophet’s life. The compact nature of the book is also memorable: the whole story is told in 40 verses, . The book is far longer than any other parable in Scripture, and it is cumbersome in its arrangement. Besides this, it names an actual historical figure as its main character. All of these facts point away from Jonah being a parable. Third, the poem in chapter 2 does appear to be a later rendering of Jonah's experience in the fish. JONAH, BOOK OF (יﯴנָ֥ה, LXX ̓Ιωνᾶς, G, dove).Cf. Psalm where Israel is called a “turtle dove.” Jonah was the name of an 8th-cent. prophet to whom the book bearing his name was attributed. The book stands fifth in the minor prophets (Eng. VSS) and also fifth in the order of the Heb. text.

The Book Of Jonah: Revealing The Attributes Of God M.D. Pettengill The central purpose of the Book of Jonah is to reveal the attributes of God. In the historical account of Jonah, the Lord brings glory to himself by using elements, animals, and even the choices of men .   Saint Augustine in the 5th century remarked that the story of Jonah was the “laughing stock of the pagans.” Skepticism towards the book and the Bible as a whole continues to this day in even greater intensity. John R. Sampey comments on the views that most modern “critical” scholars hold regarding the book of Jonah Continue reading "Is the Book of Jonah Historical?".   Considers the book of Jonah as a parable designed to teach a lesson in which Jonah represents Israel, and the fish which swallowed him as Israel’s captivity. The HISTORICAL view Considers the book of Jonah as a true and literal narration of facts which occurred exactly as they were related in the book. A major literary debut, an epic tale of love, failure, and unexpected faith set in New York, Amsterdam, and Las Vegas. The modern-day Jonah at the center of Joshua Max Feldman's brilliantly conceived retelling of the Book of Jonah is a young Manhattan lawyer named Jonah Jacobstein/5(99).