Re: Is Jonah to be taken literally?

From: george murphy (
Date: Wed Aug 15 2001 - 11:47:31 EDT

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    John W Burgeson wrote:

    > Vernon wrote: "The record of Jonah's experiences is part of the Canon of
    > Holy Writ - experiences that are here clearly ratified by Jesus himself.
    > Is it reasonable to believe that he would offer a _myth_ as the 'sign' of
    > his own death and resurrection?"
    > Short answer. Yes.
    > If I were to plan a raft trip down the Mississippi, and told you I'd do
    > it "just like Huckleberry did," you'd understand me and hardly be
    > confused by my referring to a book of fiction rather than a history book.

            You mean Huckleberry Finn isn't a history book?

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