Book of Jonah

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Minor Prophet. The Book relates the Divine call to Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach repentance, his attempt to escape by sea, his being thrown overboard and swallowed by a fish, his deliverance after three days, and the success of his mission. Most of the Book is assigned by critics to the post-Exilic period. The ‘sign of Jonah’ (Mt. 12: 39 etc.) is interpreted as a prophecy of Christ's resurrection.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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