Re: Is Jonah to be taken literally?

From: Vernon Jenkins (
Date: Wed Aug 15 2001 - 17:45:57 EDT

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    I presume you would also question the Lord's belief in the writings of
    Moses and the prophets (expressed by Father Abraham - Lk.16:31), on the
    basis that he - the Creator - was obviously unaware of the Theory of



    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.
    > John Burgeson (Burgy)
    > (science/theology, quantum mechanics, baseball, ethics,
    > humor, cars, God's intervention into natural causation, etc.)

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