Biblical writers infrequently consciously used numerical patterns or codes in their compositions.
What is the “canonical approach,” and in what respect is its main supporting argument a “shell game”?
What is the relationship between the preaching of Jonah and putting a lamp on a lampstand? The prophet Jonah in classical Jewish thought calls to mind repentance. In Rabbinic literature we read that many prophets were sent to Jerusalem and the people did not listen, but to Nineveh one prophet was sent, and the people repented.