Thursday, February 6, 2014

Singing the Scriptures - The Music of Jonah 1:13-16

The last segment of chapter 1. I wonder if one could sing a larger prophet like the entire Isaiah. The music would be an aid to memorization.

What do we see in this last section? Notice how the soul is painted with the same ornaments as in verse 12 on lift me up. Isn't that a surprise? The mortals might as well be singing the Dies Irae. These ornaments repeat again for the offering at a lower level (verse 16).

Just what is this sign of Jonah? How multifaceted is it?