The 'sign of the prophet Jonah' features in just a handful enigmatic sayings attributed to Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke but became a major theme in early Jewish and Christian texts, as well as within Islamic texts. This paper will examine some of the ways that the character of Jonah functioned in early Christian literature, with particular attention to Jerome's commentary on Jonah as a classic example of Christian interpretation of Jonah in the Patristic period.
|Title of host publication||How Jonah is Interpreted in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays on the authenticity and influence of the biblical prophet.|
|Editors||Mishael M Caspi, John T Greene|
|Place of Publication||Lewiston, NY|
|Publisher||The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd|
|Number of pages||37|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|