Jonah Bible Study by Dr. Ron Shive

Beginning the week of October 26, Dr. Shive will teach a four-week Zoom study on the Old Testament book attributed to the prophet Jonah. The class will be taught on two different days and times. One class will be on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and the other on Thursdays at 6:45 a.m. The study will conclude the week before Thanksgiving.

Most of us first heard the story of Jonah in our elementary Sunday School class and marveled at the story of a man being swallowed by a whale. Well this “provocative parable, or fable, or didactic novel,” as called by Walter Brueggemann, is far more than a children’s story and had much to say to Israel in the 4th or 5th Century BCE and also to us as we read it 2400 years later about how to live in a complex and diverse world. Email reception@fpcburlington.org if you wish to participate in one of these two classes. Please designate which class you would like to join. We will send you a Zoom link to the class the week before it begins.