In order to explore the veracity of Jonah’s history, we must first understand the arguments of those who doubt it. We have three categories to address: miracle claims, Assyrian history, and bizarre behavior.
Certainly, no book in the Minor Prophets is as well-known as Jonah. It is the only book among the twelve that translates well into Flannelgraph. A person may spend his or her life in church—twice on Sunday and midweek service—and never hear a Sunday school lesson or sermon on Obadiah, Nahum, or Zephaniah. It is doubtful, however, that the same pers