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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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    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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    Jonah The book of Jonah does not say who wrote it, but it is unlikely that Jonah was the author because it speaks badly about him. Jonah was a prophet in the land of Israel at about 800-750 BC. During this time, Israel shared its northern border with Syria. When the army of Syria defeated Israel in war, it took a lot of Israel’s land. Then the army of Assyria defeated Syria in war, making Syria weak. Jeroboam then was able to get his land back. Jonah had said that God would cause this to happen

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    The Book Of Jonah

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    Historical Background for the Passage: In the book of Jonah, we see how Jonah ran from God. God allowed Jonah to run, and taught him a valuable lesson during his three days and nights in the belly of a great fish and again when Jonah was angered because God did not destroy Ninevah. Summary and Analysis of Passage: God spoke to Jonah and told him to go to Nenevah and preach against the sin and wickedness in the city. Jonah did not want to go to Ninevah and he ran to another city where he boarded

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    The book of Jonah has been a staple in Sunday school classes for many years. It has also been subject to misinterpretation for many years as there is a much deeper meaning within the book that has enlightened audience that Jonah was originally written for. However, this remains one of the best books in that it contains a miracle that seems impossible which directly relates to people because it is a captivating story in which a man survives in the belly of a giant fish. Many have translated the word

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    The Book Of Jonah

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    Jonah was a true prophet of God who surely knew that a previous prophet who had disobeyed God’s instructions had died without mercy. I Kings 13:1-32 records that account. God sent a lion to kill him. Jonah was a prophet serving Jeroboam II, so Jonah expected that he too would be killed by God if he refused to go to Nineveh. Jonah was reconciled to that fate, and he accepted it. However, he felt that if he sacrificed his life, Assyria would be destroyed and his nation, Israel, would be spared. Jonah’s

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    themselves before God and He had mercy on them cancelling His judgment. Jonah had wanted Nineveh to be destroyed by God and this would prolong the life of the kingdom of Israel. But instead he was the main source of them hearing the message of repentance. He had preferred to die instead of fulfilling his divinely appointed mission. Now he had no one to "blame" for Nineveh's survival except himself and God's mercy. This made Jonah so angry that he was inconsolable and wanted to die.

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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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    purpose of the book of Jonah is to show God’s people that His plan is exceedingly compassionate (God is gracious) and exceedingly certain (God is sovereign). The central theme of the book of Jonah is the God who loves in freedom. We should desire to understand, accept, and love God’s sovereign grace, rather than oppose it or be resentful of it. The book of Jonah stresses the freedom and primacy of God and God’s initiative and grace toward humanity. Christians, applying the theology of Jonah to the person

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