Thursday, September 29, 2016

Where did Jonah receive his prophecy?

According to a legend recorded in the Jerusalem Talmud (and cited by Tosfot in the Babylonian Talmud, which is where I saw it) Jonah the prophet first heard from God while he was rejoicing at the simchas bes hashoayva.

My assumption, of course, is that the author of the legend saw something in the book of Jonah that pointed to this event, however obliquely. But what could that be? 

Other then the fact that Jonah builds a sukkah at the end of the book, which may suggest that the entire story took place on Sukkot, I don't have much else to go on.

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