Brian W. Davidson

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3 Reflections on Jonah

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8 responses to “3 Reflections on Jonah”

  1. thanks for the summons. i’ll definitely give them a look in the next few days.

  2. Thanks for the tag, Brian, and for opening up the conversation to others. I’m knee-deep in a paper due tomorrow, but I want to look at this soon.

  3. I look forward to hearing from you guys. If you post your paper, Abram, I’ll read it.

  4. I look forward to reading your reflections and learning. I went through Jonah last spring, but Jimmy has been working in the text the past few weeks so he may have some better insights at this point.

  5. Thanks! If you have any thoughts on how to read Jonah, do post them.

  6. Bob MacDonald

    I like these three readings – thanks. Yes Jonah’s final decision is unknown. Will he change? As a sign in the story, there is also the reflection of Jesus’ actions at the washing of the feet in the actions of the king of Nineveh (John 13:4 cf Jonah 3:6). This sets off the king as a disciple – one willing to learn and change.

  7. Very nice, Bob. Thanks for commenting. So, Jesus is modeling discipleship in John 13:4, and the actions of the king of Nineveh call to mind that moment, framing him as an obedient disciple. I like it.
    Thinking about the king of N. in comparison-contrast with “Jonah as disciple,” we see two representations of Peter–Jonah represents the stubborn Peter that would like to prevent Jesus from suffering so that the grace of God might be extended to all people (Get behind me, Satan), and the King of N. represents the sorrowful and repentant Peter we see after he denies Jesus.

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