Obviously this chapter is well known to many of you because you’ve heard the story of Jonah being swallowed by the fish before. I wonder though, do you think this is a bit too much? I mean, swallowed by a great fish and remaining in its stomach for three days? Some people respond do think it’s too much, that’s why they think it is a parable rather than real a real historical event.
Martin Luther, one of the figure heads of the reformation said this about the book of Jonah, “The story told here is almost incredible, sounding more strange than any poet’s fable. If it were not in the Bible I would take it for a lie.”
Let’s jump into this story that is stranger than a fable and see what’s up with Jonah.