Nineveh Research Paper

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Jonah dwelled in the Northern Kingdom of Israel the city of Gath-hepher which is in Zebulun. Jonah stood a servant and prophet of God; son of Amittai, who reconditioned the land of Israel. The name Jonah means “Dove” which is symbolic of sensitivity of the Holy Spirit. His father’s name was Amittai, which means “Truthful, Faithful and Trustworthiness.” Jonah resided during the early reign of Jerobam around (790-750 BC). Jonah’s early ministry earned him esteem in Israel, because he prophesied about the victory and expansion of the territory. (Biblestudytool)
It appears as though Jonah wanted to flee as far away from Nineveh as he possible could; Jonah wanted nothing to do with the people in this evil city. Jonah had no intentions of providing the city a possibility to repent, because Nineveh was a terrible enemy of the people of Israel. This city was known for wickedness. According to the King James Study Bible, Nineveh was the ancient capital city of the Assyrian Empire. It
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There was a strong chance that his own people may disown him for preaching the word to wicked people, however since he comprehended the heart of God he understood it must be done. In the above paragraph we observed the name Jonah means sensitivity of the Holy Spirit. This conveys a story, when you discern the heart of God, then you recognize that he is loving and merciful. Jonah realized all too well that the word of God must be preached, so the people of Nineveh would have a terrific opportunity to repent and veer back to God. Jonah 4:1-2 reveals, but it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. And he prayed to the Lord and said, "I pray thee, Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that thou art a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repentest of evil." (Jonah

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