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    Book Of Jonah Analysis

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    The book of Jonah is an adventurous story of a prophet chosen by God to go preach denouncement to a heathen nation. With the exception of stating that Jonah is the son of Amittai, the book itself fails to reveal any background information. Nevertheless, a plorthea of scholars have attempted to provide us with some insight to the, who, when, where, and what of the book. This paper will utilize four scholarly commentaries in a quest to determine the author or authors of the book, the time when it

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    The Book of Jonah

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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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    (and honorable) than that of his first prayer in chapter 2. This time, it is used as like an ironic use, as if he is saying ‘Oh please! Do you even know what you are doing?” or “Please tell me you’re not serious!’” (Cary 129). 4 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became furious. 2 He prayed to the Lord: “Please, Lord, isn’t this what I said while I was still in my own country? That’s why I fled toward Tarshish in the first place. I knew that You are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to become

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    The Stoty of Jonah: Bible Study

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    The people of Nineveh were living in evil, and Jonah was called to command them to repent [Jonah 1:2]. Furthermore, the citizens were governed by a King; moreover, the people repented to the Lord after Jonah’s warning [Jonah 3:6-10]. In addition, the book of Nahum is written almost entirely to address the people of Nineveh; Nahum prophesies that their wickedness, folly, and unrepentant lives will lead to destruction. Nineveh is described as a bloody city [3:1], and is repeatedly condemned for their

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    Analysis of the Book of Jonah

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    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 forgiven by God. Although the story of Jonah appears

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    In this essay, I will show what the meaning of the book of Jonah is to me. In the Bible, there is a recorded account of the story of Jonah. Using chapters one through four, I will explain that the book of Jonah gives insight to God’s mercy and judgment concerning his people. First, I’d like to show that God calls us to do His will and that He is persistent (up to our will) in doing so. Second, I will point out that though we may run away from God’s calling, He will not desert us; He will deliver

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    Jonah: A False Prophet or a Prophet with a False God? The Jonah narrative is a story often told to children to emphasize that it is wrong to run from God and there is no way to escape from God. However as adults we see that there is more to the story. There are many ways to interpret the Jonah narrative and the character of Jonah. Readers may even read the story with an anti-Semitic view if they judge solely from their first impressions of Jonah. We see a man who flees, a man who is angry with

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    Writing Activity

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    symbolizes life is to be treasured, change, joy and dreams. These qualities relate Archangel Gabriel to The Giver Gabriel; therefore, the name is significant for the character. Jonas is a form of the Greek name Jonah. Jonah was the name of the Old Testament prophet who was swallowed by a whale. Jonah had angered God by not... ... middle of paper ... ...to care for people, as does Fiona. Jonas’s first sexual stirrings come in a dream about Fiona. The stirrings about Fiona can relate the character name

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    book is the scene on the airplane where Jonah meets not one but two stereotypical "Ugly Americans," a term coined by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick in the title of their 1958 novel of the same name. The Mintons are well educated, speaking "six or seven" (65) languages between the two of them but see the people and places they have seen during their diplomatic careers as "About the same" (65). They are what Bokonon calls a duprass that will, as Jonah points out, die at very nearly the same

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    (Ronnie) does not want to spend the “entire summer” enduring “banishment”, and “[feeling] like a prisoner being transferred to a rural penitentiary” (Sparks, 1). However this is inevitable since Ronnie’s mom, Kim, wants Ronnie and her little brother Jonah to spend the entire summer with their dad, Steve, whom they haven’t seen in 3 years. This is not Ronnie’s ideal perception of the summer of her 18th birthday; she would rather spend it at home, in Manhattan, with Kayla and her other friends. Although

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