The Book of Jonah: Fact or Fiction?

The eye of a right whale

Horses dressed in sackcloth, a fish that swallows a man, and the repentance of the world’s most violent city. These are but a few of the remarkable events detailed in the biblical book of Jonah, leading many modern biblical scholars to regard the book a work purely of fiction. But is that so? What do archaeology and ancient literature say about the historicity of the Jonah account?

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal interviews archaeologist Christopher Eames to discuss the historical evidence supporting the biblical account.

Let the Stones Speak

Show Notes

Is the Book of Jonah ‘Entirely Ahistorical’?

What Was the ‘Great Fish’ That Swallowed Jonah?