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  • Jonah: The Purpose For The Book Of Jonah

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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

  • 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

  • Jonah's Jonah: The Book Of Jonah

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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;

  • A Summary On Jonah : The Book Of Jonah

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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

  • 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

  • Book Of Jonah Research Paper

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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

  • 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

  • Analysis of the Book of Jonah Essay

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    concept, or used as a tool to teach a lesson. The Book of Jonah is an example that will be used to determine if this particular story describes an accurate recount of history, or if it teaches the readers a lesson. In the Book of Jonah, Jonah (the prophet) is instructed to go to a pagan city (Nineveh) to preach to the Ninevites, hoping that they will repent for their sins. However, he challenges God and travels to Tarshish instead. Jonah receives consequences for his actions and Nineveh is eventually

  • Jonah Quotes From 12 Unlikely Heroes

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    Twelve Unlikely Heroes, John MacArthur retells the story of Jonah and explains how God used him to deliver the Ninevites, regardless of his prejudices against them. Jonah’s story conveys three important lessons about God, but there are other remarkable biblical characters which contribute to those lessons as well. The first lesson that the story of Jonah accentuates is that “God is the sovereign Creator,” which is a lesson that can

  • Jonah 's Attempt For Escape His Divine Mission

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    Jonah’s Attempt to Escape His Divine Mission The book of Jonah is a fascinating one. It is full of intrigue, suspense, questions, and unbelievable events that let the discerning believer in on the awesome power of God’s correction, His love, and especially His grace. For some reason Jonah, though a prophet of God who seemingly was willing to follow the Lord’s commands, did not adopt the “grace” attribute of God’s character. Jonah was judgmental, as human beings often are, and he could not see past

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