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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 69. Jonah: How to Survive in the Belly of Hell?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44930


Jonah, the prophet as much as the book, is a total misfit in the Hebrew Bible. Tamed and misread, Jonah became a favorite figure in children’s Bibles, where God cares for little sheep. Adults have much to gain from rereading Jonah carefully in the text.

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