The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Living the mystery

Images of Jonah invite us into a deeper experience of Easter

"No sign will be given to this generation," Jesus said, "except the sign of the prophet Jonah." We offer that "sign" to you on the following pages through artworks from the third to 20th centuries.

The art is from an extensive collection of reproductions assembled by James Limburg, professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn. Limburg began collecting Jonah art more than 15 years ago when he noticed artists offered insights into the story that theologians seemed to miss. He included these insights into his study, Jonah: A Commentary, (Westminster/John Knox, 1993).


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