A Theological Reflection On The Exegesis And The New International Version ( Niv )

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Introduction To write an exegesis we first have to understand what an exegesis is. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary an exegesis is defined as: “an explanation or critical interpretation of a text.” Now that we understand what an exegesis is trying to complete we can go ahead and do research on a passage of our choosing. For this paper I decided to choose the passage Jonah 4. In this paper we will start off at looking at the context of the passage and then we will do two different analysis on the passage. The two main questions that we will be trying to find out in this paper are: what is the significance of this historical account between the Lord and Jonah? And what does it mean? The two bible versions that I consulted for this paper were the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) and the New International Version (NIV). This paper will conclude with a theological reflection on how I understand the text. So without further ado let’s jump into the first section, the context of Jonah 4.

Context
After doing research on this passage and book as a whole, I was able to find out more about the historical context of the book of Jonah. Jonah was the leader of Israel and their boarders were expanding. Jonah’s enemies were from the city of Nineveh, who he wanted God to destroy as he decided that they were evil people. Nineveh was an Assyrian city located in modern day Iraq. As Jonah was expanding the land of Israel he planned on expanding his boarders into Assyrian…

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