The Old Testament

A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction


28. Jonah

Study Questions

  1. What difficulties exist with identifying Jonah as allegory, parable, or satire?
  2. What does the fast of the animals in Jonah 3 recall?
  3. For Havea, what does God do?
  4. What historical circumstances in the early eighth century might have opened the door for Nineveh to hear Jonah?
  5. What does Jonah’s preaching to Nineveh invite us to consider?