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story of Jonah in the light of higher criticism

L. T. Townsend

story of Jonah in the light of higher criticism

by L. T. Townsend

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Published by Funk and Wagnalls company in New York, London [etc.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jonah -- (Biblical prophet),
  • Bible. -- O.T. -- Jonah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Luther Tracy Townsend.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination119 p.
    Number of Pages119
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16660020M

    The Book of Jonah is a larger-than-life story of every individual who seeks closeness with God. There is a paradoxical recognition that the closer one comes to God, the more one becomes conscious of the chasm separating God’s wisdom from our own.   Well, not unless you read the story of prophet Jonah. Interestingly, the book of Jonah consists of only 4 chapters, 48 verses, and just over 1, words. You can read the entire story in just 15 minutes. Beautifully balanced, deep and profound Jonah’s adventure opens .

    Jonah understands the Lord's character, his merciful history. He knows the Lord has been faithful to the Israelites and to him as an individual. Chapter 2 is an example of Jonah's knowledge. THE BOOK OF JONAH Message: Concern for the salvation of all people, including one’s enemies, is the proper attitude for people of God.1 Author: Although the author of Jonah is never identified in the book itself, Jonah himself has traditionally been identified as the author. The issue is complicated somewhat by the use of the.

      Pastor Tullian enlivens a short book in the Bible with strength and context which delivers meaning for us today. As he points out, the story of Jonah is the only one in which the story is about the prophet. It is a story about the messenger, not necessarily the message. The person perspective is interesting. Through Jonah’s decisions, actions.   Jonah lived and ministered in Israel during the 8th century BC, during the reign of King Jeroboam II (2 Kings ). Second Kings says that King Jeroboam II “restored the territory of Israel from the entrance of Hamath to the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which He had spoken through His servant.


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Story of Jonah in the light of higher criticism by L. T. Townsend Download PDF EPUB FB2

Jonah therefore is the only prophet of the OT revealing the grace of God towards the heathen. Jonah's experiences form the main contents and purpose of the book.

The prophetic significance of this book not only lies in the short message in Nineveh but also in the entire history of Jonah described in his book. Higher Criticism sees in the book nothing more than a legend, written by an anonymous author before the second century, and who chose the historical Jonah, who lived centuries earlier, as the hero of his story.

The basis for their supposition is, in the first place, the miracle with the fish, and the thought thatFile Size: 76KB. 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. 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. T he book of Jonah is an Old Testament story which tells about how the prophet Jonah refused to follow the Lord.

Through some supernatural events, God convinced him to obey and carry out the Lord’s plan. While Jonah eventually did what he was asked to do, the book closes with showing Jonah as a. The Story of Jonah and the Whale.

The Wonder Book of Bible Stories — Logan Marshall. At this time another prophet, named Jonah, was giving the word of the Lord to the Israelites.

To Jonah the Lord spoke, saying: "Go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it; for its wickedness rises up before me.". 10 Timeless Lessons from the Book of Jonah.

The book of Jonah is filled with valuable information and timeless lessons. Perhaps we could reflect upon a few of these matters. Jonah’s Story Validated by Christ. First, we should note that this marvelous narrative has.

If we turn to consideration of a literary kind, it is to be observed that the higher criticism runs counter here to the statement of the book itself that Moses was its author.

It runs counter to the narrative of the finding of the book, and turns the finding of an ancient book into the forgery of a new book. This book of Jonah, though it be placed here in the midst of the prophetical books of scripture, is yet rather a history than a prophecy; one line of prediction there is in it, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown; the rest of the book is a narrative of the preface to and the consequences of that the midst of the obscure prophecies before and after this book, wherein.

Textual Criticism of the book of JONAH Jonah 1: Now the Word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it: for their wickedness has come up before Me.”.

Jonah 4 Commentary, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. 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 Israel.

Jonah is the focus, and the book ends in a climax. The Climax. God causes a plant to grow to shade Jonah from the sun, and Jonah loves the plant. The plant symbolizes God’s goodness or forgiveness to the people of Nineveh in response to repentance.

When the plant dies because of the worm, Jonah is angry. In a sense Jonah was like the worm. Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this Book of Jonah study guide and get instant access to the following.

Critical Essays; You'll also get access to more than. The Book of Jonah abounds with miracles and surrealism in a manner that contrasts miracle stories elsewhere in the Bible. In the Elijah-Elisha cycle, miracles are usually the climax of the story. dream, and that the Book of Jonah is the account of that dream.

There are those who relate the Book of Jonah to the Phoenician myth of Hercules and the sea monster. It is claimed that Jonah was picked up after the storm and shipwreck by a boat that had a fish for a figurehead — which gave support for the record in the Book of Jonah.

LITERARY ANALYSIS OF JONAH Chiasmus in Jonah has been noted by numerous biblical scholars. However, to my knowledge this is the first attempt to present an overall literary analysis of the book as a whole.

The following structure is based on a careful analysis of the content of Jonah in the Hebrew text. As the story is related in the Book of Jonah, the prophet Jonah is called by God to go to Nineveh (a great Assyrian city) and prophesy disaster because of the city’s excessive wickedness.

Jonah, in the story, feels about Nineveh as does the author of the Book of Nahum—that the city must inevitably fall because of God’s judgment against it.

Jonah was the son of Amittai, who came from Gath-hepher in Zebulun (called Gittah-hepher in Joshua ). He was the earliest of the prophets and close behind Elisha in his place in the Old Testament.

Jonah’s story is told in the short (just 48 verses) but powerful book of Jonah. The context does not demonstrate that Luther was being harsh towards the book of Jonah.

B eing swallowed by a giant fish and surviving in the way the Bible recounts does seem monstrous, absolutely incredible, and even is why in the same context Luther is said to have said, "if it were not in the Bible, I should take it for a lie.".

In his article, he attacked the book of Jonah by stating: “The book of Jonah cannot be accepted as history” (Settle, B-4).

Professor Settle listed several alleged inaccuracies contained in the book. It is incredible that one could be alive for three days in a fish’s belly. Jonah, as well as every book of the Hebrew Bible, uses common themes and images found elsewhere in the Hebrew Bible, and crafts them into his own story in order to speak to his current cultural situation.

The gospel writers used Jonah in this way within their respective works. Author: Jonah identifies the book as telling the story of the prophet Jonah. Although the book is written in the third person, the traditional view is that Jonah is the author of the book, and there is no persuasive reason to theorize about an unknown author.

Date of Writing: The Book of Jonah was likely written between and B.C.