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Unformatted text preview: Interpretation • Literal/ Historical o Jonah actually lived [II Kings 14.25] o Surface indications lead naturally to historical interpretation o Presentation not in form of dream or vision • Non-literal- Parable o Short story symbolizing moral or spiritual truth o No meaning attached to every part What to know about Jonah • What two possibilities are suggested for the writing of the book? Eighth century bce or the postexilic period • Summarize the plot of the book. Jonah told to go to Nineveh & preach; he refuses; swallowed by fish & he repents; goes to Nineveh & preaches; people repent & God forgives them; Jonah gets angry & is confronted by God • What is the significance of Nineveh in the book? Jonah is directed to go & preach against the city two different times...
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- Christian terms, Jonah, Jonah Unique Nature