Narrative :: Jonah: Introduction Notes on ch:  3  4  

Study Notes on Jonah (including Hebrew narrative) by Tim Bulkeley

Jonah: Characters

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