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Commentaries on Jonah

Discussion in 'Books & Publications Forum' started by Reagan, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Reagan

    Reagan New Member

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    What are your favorite commentaries on Jonah? What is special about your favorites?
     
  2. Refreshed

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    I was just reading in a book about the translators of the KJV, where one of the translators, George Abbot, preached for five years on the book of Jonah, a total of 260 sermons. He then published a commentary on the same book that was 631 pages long. I would advise staying away from this commentary on Jonah.

    The author states:
    I know this doesn't help you with your post, I thought it was interesting, though.

    Welcome to the board, by the way.

    Jason :D
     
  3. JonHenry

    JonHenry New Member

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    Just did a study on Jonah & checked about 7 books. 1 was the Anchor Bible, 1 was "The Translator's Guide". The others, I don't remember the names. Sorry. There are a lot of interesting books on J, but most of them deny the fish swallowed him.

    More informative than a commentary:
    Your own inductive study B4 you read any book. Read J through 7-8 times, pref'bly in different translations. Note as many questions/observations as you can: why is ch.2 a Psalm & the rest story? What all did God "appoint" or "cause"? Notice that everything else obeyed God except for J himself. Go through and note all the places, characters, emotions, movements, etc. Make a chart, then find the theme of the book.

    After this you can fill in the cultural/historical blanks by referencing a Bible Dictionary on Ninevah, Joppah, etc.

    Then you read the commentaries.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    I've always enjoyed the "Speaker's Bible" volume on the Minor Prophets. Reading others' sermons (esp from 100+ years ago) blesses my gizzard. Lots of seed ideas for my preaching from that entire set.
     
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