In conclusion, Bar-Jonah is a very sick person who eventually got what he deserved. He was a cannibal, sexual offender, kidnapper, molester, and overall a twisted killer. Who knows how many unknown people he has hurt, tortured, or killed and eaten. But now that he is dead and gone he won’t be able to hurt anyone
CWV-101: Bible Story Worksheet and Journal #1 Module 1 - Part 1 – Bible Story Worksheet For Part 1 of this assignment, you will complete this worksheet by reviewing the "The Story of the Bible" "flags" and fulfill each writing requirement. http://lc.gcumedia.com/zwebassets/courseMaterialPages/cwv101_biblical-timeline-v1.1.php
John Walton’s The Object Lesson on Jonah 4:5-7 and the Purpose of the Book of Jonah is a very enlightening work of research. In this article, Walton seeks to reveal to us that Jonah chapter four and particularly the object lesson in verses 5-7, holds the key to our understanding of the purpose of the book of Jonah. He highlights Jonah’s anger which is caused by how God responds to Nineveh’s repentance. Walton also reveals to us the significance of the author’s intended purpose for including this incidence in the book. He concludes that the message of Jonah is a theological message. Before reading this article, I must admit that my understanding of Jonah has always been from a missiological perspective. I had never considered the fact that the
The history of how the Bible came into existence has been explored for centuries and is an active area of study today. There are many facets to the Bible and each has its own set of unique characteristics and teachings. The Old Testament is considered a contemporary guide for daily living, even though it was composed hundreds of years ago. Where did the Old Testament come from? What are some of the influences that shaped the Old Testament? What are the significant events of the Old Testament? In order to gain a better understanding of the Old Testament and its message to Christians, special consideration is given to its historical and cultural context, and to the major milestones in its development. Personal application of the teachings offered in this section of the Bible should be the aspiration of all Christians today.
a. Nineveh was a terrible place at this time in history. a.i. It was the capitol of the Assyrian empire. a.ii. They 16 At this the men greatly feared the Lord, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows to him. 17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.”
In the book of Jonah we see the vast amount of tension between both God and Jonah. He is one of the prophets who also believes in tolerance of non-Jews opposite to Ezra’s and Nehemiah’s stress of an unadulterated blood race of Jews under a restrictive Jewish God. Jonah is one of a vast line of important people in the bible who argues with God. As you see in past books of the bible everyone has stood their own against the Lord. Jonah though decides to try and run from God. The Lord called to Jonah and said “Arise, go to Ninevah, that great city, and cry against it,” but Jonah flees to Joppa, setting sail on a ship duty-bound for Tarshish, assuming he can evade the Lord. Jonah views the Lord as sort of a indigenous God of restrained power that his hand would not reach as
Mr. Darrow: Perfectly easy to believe that Jonah swallowed the whale? . . . . . I object to your statement. I am examining you on your fool ideas that in intelligent Christian on this earth believe (Document C.) However, fundamentalism continued to grow after the trial ended. Fundamentalism was an example of how the rift
Our lesson this week explains to us that we have a responsibility to be presenting something that very few of us feel comfortable doing. When you looked into the mirror this morning was there a Bible thumping missionary staring back at you? Why in the world would anyone think that person you
Before he went to the island of San Lorenzo, Jonah was floating on a cloud, not really paying attention to too much detail. However, as he met more people on the island things started to click for him, and he was able to make sense out of some of the puzzle that would eventually become his book. Jonah also makes some dumb mistakes, just like humans do. I don't think that his agreeing to become the president of San Lorenzo was a smart move, but at the time all he could think about was marrying Mona, and that in itself was enough motivation for him. "Love is blind" is a very popular saying, and it rings true in most humans, and in this case, Jonah.
vv. 3-4: Jonah sails for Tarshish and the Lord sends a storm. vv. 8-12: Jonah explains himself and wants to be thrown into the sea. vv. 13-16: Sailor's sacrifice Jonah into the sea. “ Ch. 2” - We can pray to God at anytime and he will listen to us.
The prophet Jonah was an angry, hateful man who lived in eighth century B.C. During the reign of King Jeroboam II, he was commission by God to go to Nineveh and tell them to repent of their wicked ways. While it is not known, who wrote the book of Jonah is it widely believed to be have been penned by the prophet himself. The passage I have chosen takes place after the people of Nineveh repent and God has shown compassion for them. Jonah is stubbornly angry at God’s compassion and leaves Nineveh. The passage picks up with Jonah sulking on a hill overlooking the city.
The Hypocrisy of Religion in Moby Dick Stubb decides to give Old Fleece a lecture on religion after waking him to complain about his overcooked whale steak. Not only does Stubb ask Fleece to "preach" to the sharks who are making a considerable din eating the dead whale chained
Nineveh was one of the greatest and eldest cities in ancient times and the capital of ancient Assyria. The city was founded as early as 6000 B.C. and its demise was around 606 B.C. Its geographical location is on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, and around 250 miles north of Babylon; just east of now modern day Mosul, Iraq. Nineveh was also an important place of worship of the goddess Ishtar, and because the city was built on a fault line they experienced much destruction from natural disasters. The city was growing and was known for their beautiful gardens, sculptures and huge library of over 30,000 tablets. The Gospel of Matthew and Luke also mention the city, but the city was best known for its central role it plays in the book
Bibliography for Exegetical Paper Baker, William R., and Paul K. Carrier. James-Jude: Unlocking the Scriptures for You. Standard Bible Studies. Cincinnati, OH: Standard, 1990.
To recap the first half of the Book of Jonah, God calls upon Jonah to go to the great city of Nineveh and send them a message that God will punish the Ninevites if they do not repent for their sins. Jonah, refusing to help the Ninevites, decides to “flee from God in disobedience” (Cosby 124) to Tarshish. Jonah boards a ship with a couple of sailors and sets sail to Tarshish. However during their sail, God sends a terrible storm due to Jonah’s disobedience. The sailors eventually had to throw Jonah into the sea in order to calm the storm. God creates a big fish to engulf Jonah where Jonah was in its belly for three days and three nights. This part of the story in particular allows the reader to stop and ponder if Jonah’s incident with the big fish really took place in history. It is impossible to survive one day in a belly of a fish nevertheless three days! Knowing this bit of information, we can deduce that the