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    Jonah In The Book Of Jonah

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    The book of Jonah begins with God instructing his prophet, Jonah, to go to Nineveh to warn the people against their wicked ways. Jonah; however, tries to escape the Lord’s presence. However, as he flees to Tarshish by boat, the Lord sends a wind that creates a storm so strong that all the sailors become afraid. They pray to their gods while Jonah is asleep below deck. Then, the sailors wake Jonah and cast lots to see whose fault the storm is. When they find it is on account of Jonah, they question him asking where he is from and what business he has. He informs them that he is a Hebrew, and though he tells them he worships the Lord, he admits that he is running away from God’s command. The sailors, at Jonah’s prompting, and after some debate, decide to throw Jonah into the sea so that the ship might be sparred and the sea calmed. When Jonah was thrown…

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    about Jonah? I believed Jonah was just a miraculous story about a man being swallowed by a fish. I assume that Jonah is the author of his own story. I know that Jonah was saved by the fish or whale for God’s purpose. He was being punished for not being aligned with God’s plans. The sea would play a role because it stored the beast that saves Jonah. It is miraculous and that is what makes it so memorable. How would you describe your relationship to Jonah I see Jonah as I see the rest of the…

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    I. Introduction The book of Jonah can be used to postulate a number of different theological suppositions. For those that want to press their position on the sovereignty of God, then it easy to use Jonah for the way God manipulates the wind, the sea, the whale, the sun, and even the worms! For those that want to point out the debilitating effects of disobedience and its consequential effects toward depression, then Jonah is a good case study. This man begs God to take his life three times in…

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    The book of Jonah, just like the other Minor Prophets, is a short story – only 4 chapters with 48 vesicles – which, between other characteristics, its distinguishes by having the prophet as the main character, while the other prophets are only collections of oracles. Another difference with the other minor prophet books, is that the book of Jonah is a narrative story about the mission ordered to Jonah, and, even in other books of the Bible, we find parallel writings of this particular style,…

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    As we further read the Old Testament, we come into several accounts that show a connection between God’s missional work and the city. One of these stories is described in the book of Jonah when God sends his prophet Jonah on a unique mission – to go to a pagan city of Nineveh. This is the first time that a prophet is sent to be a messenger in a non-Jewish, pagan city, nevertheless, at first he choses to run away from the city, and finally goes to preach there. Why does God send an Israelite…

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    Book Of Jonah Analysis

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    The book of Jonah is different than most of the other prophetic books. Although Jonah is a prophetic book, it is written mainly in narrative form. All the chapters, with the exception of chapter two are written in narrative form. In chapter three of the book, the author used a variety of literary devices to move the plot of the narrative along. In this paper I will examine the literary form and features; discuss any important grammatical points; and perform the triangulation method on three…

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    Book Of Jonah Essay

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    a. Identify the general materials of the book. The book of Jonah is principally concerned with biographical (Jonah and Yahweh). 1. Jonah’s commission to preach to Nineveh, and his flight and deliverance (Jonah 1:1) “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah…” (1:1) 2. Jonah’s commission to preach to Nineveh, and his compliance and anger (Jonah 3:1) “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time…” (3:1) b. Locate the major units and subunits in the book and identify the major structural…

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    Carter’s message was that God can use Jonah better broken that he can whole. I even thought this caught my attention I don’t quite understand why God uses pain to correct us or anoint us. T.D Jakes once said that “anointing comes the pressing of God. He compared it to the olive and how in order to get oil the olive must be crushed. Pastor A.R Bernard said that people learn best from pain and that pain produces purpose. James1:2-4 says Consider it pure joy, my brother and sister, whenever you…

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    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…

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    Nineveh Jonah Analysis

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    Overview: God calls Jonah to preach to Nineveh, but Jonah refuses and runs away on a boat that he is later thrown over into the sea. Jonah was swallowed by a large fish and prayed for forgiveness, so God made the fish spit him out onto land. God once again sent Jonah to Nineveh where the people except the message and repent. Jonah is furious that they were saved and his prophecy of their distraction does not come true. Behind the Text: When Nineveh is mentioned in the book of Zephaniah, that…

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