Jonah – the reluctant persuader

Is it possible to sell a product you don’t believe in? How motivated does one have to be to persuade a client, be it one individual or indeed a whole nation with a message in which you have zero confidence? Well, apparently Jonah pulled it off! (See Jonah 3:1-10)  Admittedly, Jonah’s message is full of the fireContinue reading “Jonah – the reluctant persuader”

Jonah – more than a Whale of a Tale!

… and there is no whale – the text refers to a “large fish” which is only incidental to the hermeneutical thrust of the story! It is considered that the story of Jonah is a corrective cautionary tale to the purists of the era of Ezra and Nehemiah and the reestablishment of the Hebrew nation followingContinue reading “Jonah – more than a Whale of a Tale!”