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The Prophet Jonah: His Character and Mission to Nineveh


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Though he readily admits that he “may have taken Jonah’s part too much,” Hugh Martin gives in-depth consideration to the prophet’s circumstances. Examining the relationship between Jews and Gentiles, he discusses Jonah’s refusal in light of cultural norms, giving a historical overview and cultural context. His work looks at the prophet’s mission and its place in historical development as well.

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Key Features

  • Gives an in-depth consideration to the Jonah’s circumstances
  • Examines the relationship between Jews and Gentiles
  • Discusses Jonah’s refusal in light of cultural norms
  • Title: The Prophet Jonah: His Character and Mission to Nineveh
  • Author: Hugh Martin
  • Edition: Third Edition
  • Publisher: James Gemmell
  • Print Publication Date: 1889
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 307
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Jonah › Commentaries
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-12-01T17:19:43Z

Hugh Martin (1821–1885) was one of the young men training for the ministry of the Church of Scotland who, in 1843, cast in their lot with the Free Church of Scotland. In 1844 he became the first Free Church minister of Panbride where he remained for 14 years, and where his son, Alexander (the future Principal of New College) was born in 1857. In 1858 Hugh Martin became minister of Greyfriars Free Church, Edinburgh. Owing to ill-health, he retired from the pastorate in 1863, but followed an itinerant ministry, at home and abroad, until within a short time of his death. At a time when the Calvinism of the Reformed Church in Scotland was discarded in favor of rationalistic Modernism, he edited The British and Foreign Evangelical Review, and The Watchword, thereby rendering invaluable service to Reformed evangelicalism. But he was a preacher by predilection, and a controversialist by constraint of circumstances.


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