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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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    Book Of Jonah

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    The book of Jonah tells the story of Jonah’s internal journey. The LORD told Jonah to go to Nin’eveh and cry against it, but Jonah escaped and took a ship to the opposite direction. During the trip, a huge wind occurred and everyone was so afraid. Jonah realized the wind was caused because of him so he decided to sacrifice himself and let others throw him into the sea. Jonah was then swallowed by a fish and stayed in the belly for three days and three nights. During that time, he prayed to 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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    Jonah And Neehemiah

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    Jonah and Nehemiah are two prophets that can teach us Christians a lot of life lessons and also how to deal with things when adversity strikes. The story of Jonah is one of the more well-known stories throughout the Bible, probably because we can learn so much from it in what is such a little book of God’s Word. It starts out with God telling Jonah to go to Nineveh, a great city that was weak in its beliefs. Jonah, instead of trusting in the Lord, fled to Tarshish. To get to Tarshish, he first…

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    In conclusion, Jonah is summed up in these four headings: Jonah flees from God (conceals His message), Jonah prays (made humble), Jonah travels to the city of Nineveh (message of annihilation), and Jonah’s anger at the Lord’s compassion (“God is more concerned with saving souls"). (Goos) The book of Jonah has no stated author, but the most logical or sensible choice would be “Jonah,” ("Jonah." Intro to. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2014.) despite Jonah being referred to in the third person in the…

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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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    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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    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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    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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