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    argue that a purpose for the book of Jonah being written is to teach us that knowledge does not equal understanding. This means that although one can be quite knowledgable about God and His Word, in acquiring this they can also loose their humility and forget their tendency to error. This can mean that those who have no concept of right and wrong are much more willing to admit an error when it is pointed out. My first point is the lack of repentance from Jonah contrasted to the repentance of the mariners

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    word in which best describe the story of Jonah. Though a exceedingly short book in the Bible, only 4 chapter long, Jonah in nonetheless a significant book in the Bible. We are not told much about the “prophet;” (if he can even be called that) but what we do know makes us question how and why he was chosen by God to deliver a very important message that literally had the fate of an entire city riding on its delivery. We can, however, conclude book of Jonah is most definitely written by a single author;

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    Jonah (The Book of) Jonah is a book of the Bible written by the Johan himself approximately 785-760 BC. (BibleGateway, n.d.) This book of the Bible has only four chapters in it and it is fixed in the Bible after the book of Obadiah and before Nahum. In the four short chapters for this book of the Bible Johan goes from turning his back on the Lord, going back to the Lord, the once again questioning the Lord. The first chapter shows Jonah’s defiance of the Lord. The Lord asked Jonah to go Nineveh

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    Jonah

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    Jonah is one of the most interesting stories in the Old Testament. In this paper, I will summarize the story of Jonah, and determine if this story is literal or not. Towards the end of this paper, I will give my final thoughts about Jonah. According to chapter one, the Lord spoke to Jonah and instructed him to preach in the city of Nineveh. Jonah did not want to go Nineveh so he decided that he wanted to run away from God. While Jonah was on his way to Tarshish, God sent a great wind on the sea

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    Book Of Jonah

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    The book of Jonah is one that is very interesting because it is such a common story that is told children, however, about half of the book is left out. Educators typically don’t include chapters three and four within their storytelling, so I was curious to learn about the rest of Jonah and what it would entail for the relationship between Jonah and God. Within chapters three and four, Jonah is called to go the city of Nineveh and give them a message that their city will be destroyed in forty days

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    Exegesis: Jonah

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    JONAH OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS K. Andersen Old Testament BIB 303 November 28, 2012 Table of Contents Outline………………………………………………….2 Introduction……………………………………….……3 Content Analysis………………………………….……3 Nineveh and Jonah’s Decision…………………………5 Main Characters………………………………….….…8 Jonah’s Rebellion and God’s Grace………...…………11 Conclusion…………………………………….……….12 PracticalApplication………………………………..….12 Outline 1. Content Analysis: Jonah 1:11-17

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    The Word of the Lord came upon Jonah saying to him "Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me." (Jonah 1: 2) However Jonah was scared by the the abrupt presence of God. Jonah was confused as well as scared and soon decided to flee away from the Lord and his word. Jonah fled onto a ship to escape The Lord's call - Jonah 1:3 Jonah fled to Tarshish and went down to Joppa where he found a ship sailing off to Tarshish. He paid to go on

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    Jonah 4 Research Paper

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    offer options that are truly conditional on the free choice of man, and God can and does sovereignly govern the fallout of those choices. Repentance Jonah is happy that Yahweh responds to his repentance by granting mercy and rescue but not so happy that Yahweh does the same thing for Nineveh. To the original readers, the message of Jonah was “an indicting one,” writes Robert Spender. He adds, “If a foreign, Gentile, people like the Assyrians could repent and seek God why couldn’t Israel? If

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    The Book of Jonah Essay

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    It is thought that Jonah, the fifth of the Minor Prophets, lived during the reign of Jeroboam II, when the kingdom was divided. (Lockyer, 198) Although the Book of Jonah is quite short, just two and one-half pages, it is not short on themes. Because there are so many themes it is hard to classify or to determine its primary message. (Anchor 936 and New Interpreter's 490) These themes range from running away, praying, second chances, anger, and God's compassion and mercy, to name a few. The

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    The prophet Jonah is eminently significant in terms of how he prefigured the events, teachings and mission of Jesus. The life of Jonah is a similar resemblance to the life of Jesus in the way that they both encountered comparable events throughout their lives. For instance, both Jesus and Jonah plunged into the raging waters of the sea, willing to sacrifice themselves in order to save others. In Bible passage Jonah 1: 12 we evidently see Jonah willing to sacrifice himself in order for others to be

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