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a modern Jonah?
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3/15/2012 at 3:49:37 PM GMT
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a modern Jonah?
This topic has interested me for many years. Longtime ASA members may recall an article I wrote about modern Jonah stories: . I've never found any particular argument about the historicity of the biblical story very convincing, though I would not want entirely to rule it out.

The most interesting interpretation I encountered has already been stated in this thread: that Jonah, like Jesus, was actually dead for part of the time he was in the whale's belly. I didn't find that argument very often, but it was endorsed by at least a few commentators who wanted to push the parallel Jesus makes. The arguments against that possibility, given here, seem pretty good to me.

Last edited Thursday, March 15, 2012