Narrative :: Jonah: Introduction Notes on ch: 1 2 3 4
Study Notes on Jonah (including Hebrew narrative) by Tim Bulkeley
A general introduction to characterisation is provided in the course introduction.
The central characters in this story comprise:
I have not included the fish, plant or worm - let alone the well clothed animals of Nineveh - as none acts independently.
Adonai and Jonah are evidently the main characters, the foreigners only appear in one chapter each, and much of the book is a dialogue in words and actions between the two main protagonists.
© Tim Bulkeley, 2003