Jonah (1993) (Old Testament Library) Hardcover – September 1, 1993
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About the Author
James Limburg is Professor Emeritus of Old
Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Publisher : Westminister John Knox Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1993)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 123 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0664212964
- ISBN-13 : 978-0664212964
- Item Weight : 11.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.44 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,532,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I believe the Book of Jonah to be historical narrative since God is the main Character along with Jonah. To see the book of Jonah as any type of fiction would be similar to saying that God could not have decreed those miraculous events throughout the book to happen as they did. God does many things in history that are for His people's benefit and learning that involves all kinds of miracles. Why should the Book of Jonah be any different, especially since Jesus Himself spoke about it and compared His death to Jonah in the fish?
The whole commentary was very insightful with its picture of what God is saying in the Book of Jonah. The information presented covered context, dating, purpose, and interpretation of Jonah. Every chapter stepped through each verse of the book and provided a clear presentation of various view points throughout history as well as the authors own position.
The end of the book has an appendix that deals with the interpretation of the Book of Jonah in Judaism, Islam, first century AD lit., apocryphal books, and the Reformers.
Overall it was enjoyable to read and it did not place the text in constant doubt of being Christian Scripture inspired by God, Himself. This was well worth the time for anyone who loves the story of Jonah.