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The Book of Jonah

  • 37 Pages
  • 4.37 MB
  • English
Doubleday , Garden City, N.Y
Jonah (Biblical prophet) -- Juvenile literature., Jonah (Biblical prophet), Bible. O.T. -- Biography -- Juvenile literature., Prophets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature., Bible stories --
About the Edition

Retells the Biblical story of the man who spent three days and three nights in the belly of a great fish. Includes historical material on Jonah"s world.

Statementretold and illustrated by Peter Spier.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
LC ClassificationsBS580.J55 S65 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination[37] p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3021501M
ISBN 100385193343, 0385193351
LC Control Number85001676

The Book of Jonah. The story of Jonah has great theological import. It concerns a disobedient prophet who rejected his divine commission, was cast overboard in a storm and swallowed by a great fish, rescued in a marvelous manner, and returned to his starting point.

Now he obeys and goes to Nineveh, the capital of Israel’s ancient enemy. The modern-day Jonah at the center of Joshua Max Feldman's brilliantly conceived retelling of the Book of Jonah is a young Manhattan lawyer named Jonah Jacobstein.

He's a lucky man: healthy and handsome, with two beautiful women ready to spend the rest The Book of Jonah book their lives with him and an enormously successful career that gets more promising by the minute/5(99).

The Book of Jonah, containing the well-known story of Jonah in the stomach of a fish for three days, is a narrative about. Jonah is portrayed as a recalcitrant prophet who flees from God’s summons to prophesy against the wickedness of the city of Nineveh. According to the opening verse, Jonah is the son of Amittai.

The Book of Jonah book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This excerpt from The Jerusalem Bible was expected also to contain u 4/5(7). T he book of Jonah is an Old Testament story which tells about how the prophet Jonah refused to follow the Lord. Through some supernatural events, God convinced him to obey and carry out the Lord’s plan.

Jonah went at once to Nineveh in accordance with the LORD’S command. Nineveh was an enormously large city a three days’ walk across. Jonah started out and made his way into the city the distance of one day’s walk, and proclaimed:. Author: Jonah identifies the book as telling the story of the prophet Jonah.

Although the book is written in the third person, the traditional view is that Jonah is the author of the book, and there is no persuasive reason to theorize about an unknown author. Date of Writing: The Book of Jonah was likely written between and B.C.

Jonah has 4 Chapters. Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4. Jonah 1. 1 Now the word of Jehovah came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. 3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of Jehovah; and he went down to Joppa, and found a ship going.

The book of Jonah is Narrative History and a Prophetic Oracle. The prophet Jonah wrote it approximately B.C. before Assyria conquered Israel’s Northern Kingdom.

Key personalities include Jonah, the captain and the ship’s crew and the people of Nineveh. The purpose of this book is to show that God is a merciful and gracious God.

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The Book of Jonah is one of the key readings in Judaism during Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which occurs on the tenth day of Tishri following Rosh Hashanah, generally in September or early October.

Jonah is the fifth of the twelve prophets in the Book of the Twelve in Hebrew Scripture. The Book of the Twelve Prophets was originally on one. The book of Jonah is a book of miracles.

The miracles partially look like coincidents but the hand of God is behind them all. Jehovah called for the tempest in the sea (chap. Like his Caldecott-Medal winning Noah's Ark, Spier's The Book of Jonah features detailed line drawings with eye-catching watercolors.

Jonah is a man on the run, afraid to fulfil the task God has set before him. With panels reminiscent of graphic novel-style storytelling, Jonah's tale unfolds with the requite drama and tension/5(17).

The book of Jonah is about an event that Jesus said took place in history. The man Jonah was the main character of the book, he was the son of Amittai (Jonah ), and a native of Gathhepher, which was a city of the tribe of Zebulun in the northern Galilee region. argument: "We sin against the spirit of the book [Jonah] in trying to take it as real history." Another writer, R.H.

Pfeiffer, states, "It is fiction—a short story with a moral —like the book of Ruth or the stories about Daniel [Jonah] is a perfectly good short story—with a beginning, a middle, and an end [the author of Jonah]File Size: KB.

"The Book of Jonah" seems like Christian bookstore fiction with cool, edgy sex and is a bummer because the concept of a modern day retelling of Jonah fascinated me.

However, after setting aside the clumsy, uneven way the book tried to echo the biblical story, I attempted to read the novel on its own terms: young high flyer /5.

Jonah Flees From the Lord The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: &#;Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.&#; But Jo. The book starts with God’s order to Jonah to go and preach the people of Nineveh but he was reluctant because they were his enemies and further thinking that they won’t repent.

He flees from God, swallowed by a fish repented and thrown out of the belly of fish and out of the sea. An overview of the Book of Jonah leads one to determine two prominent sections, namely, “Jonah’s abortive voyage to Tarshish (Jon 1–2) and Jonah’s journey to Nineveh.” 18 Hastily avoiding his commission from the Lord God, Jonah, in the first section, devises a journey to Tarshish.

Due to Jonah shirking his divine mission, God sends forth a storm to hinder. Jonah 1 King James Version (KJV).

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1 Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and. The Book of Jonah is his first novel. Joshua Max Feldman is a writer of fiction and plays.

Born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, he graduated from Columbia University and currently lives in Brooklyn. The Book of Jonah is his first novel/5(3).

Jonah is the book of the Bible which perhaps has been criticized more than any other. Unfortunately, many Christians thoughtlessly cast aspersions upon this important book in the canon of Scripture without realizing that they are playing into the hands of the critics and innocently becoming the dupes of the skeptics.

The book is replete with irony, wherein much of its humor lies. The name “Jonah” means “dove” in Hebrew, but Jonah’s character is anything but dove-like. Jonah is commanded to go east to Nineveh but flees toward the westernmost possible point (–3), only to be swallowed by a great fish and dumped back at this starting point (, 11).

Book of Jonah Lesson 1 Welcome to the study of the Book of Jonah. This Old Testament book describes at least part of the ministry of a prophet called “Jonah,” the only prophet who attempted to run away from God.

Jonah, whose name means “dove,” lived in Gath-hepher, located just north of Nazareth, during the reign of Jeroboam II in the.

The book of Jonah recounts real events in the life and ministry of the prophet himself. Literary Characteristics Unlike most other prophetic parts of the OT, this book is a narrative account of a single prophetic mission. A subversive story about a rebellious prophet who despises his God for loving his enemies.

If you have ever attended church, Sunday school, or bedtime story sessions as a child, you have likely heard about the story in the Book of Jonah at some point. But, the prophet Jonah's account of remarkable experiences with storms at sea, being eaten by.

The Book of Jonah is unique among the books of the prophets. The main theme of the Book of Jonah is God's sovereignty over all people and His divine plan to extend His gift of mercy and salvation beyond Israel to include the Gentile nations.

In the New Testament, no other Old Testament prophet is named by Jesus more than the prophet Jonah. the book of Jonah, as when the fish “provides transportation” for the prophet. In fact, the story of Jonah is so much like the stories about Elijah and Elisha that one would hardly think it odd if the story of Jonah were embedded in 2 Kings right after Jonah’s prophetic words about the expansion of the kingdom.

The. The Old Testament book of Jonah, contains four chapters, and forty-eight book tells the story of the Prophet Jonah, who was called by God to go to the heathen city of Nineveh, which God would soon destroy if they did not h was the main city of the Assyrians who were the enemies of Jonah's country of Israel.

So instead, Jonah ran away from God Additional books & Hidden books: Catholic. Jonah or Jonas, in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh/Old Testament), is a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel in about the 8th century is the central figure of the Book of Jonah, in which he is called upon by God to travel to Nineveh and warn its residents of impending divine d, Jonah boards a ship to in a storm, he orders the ship's crew Born: 9th century BCE.

The Book of Jonah Preface Those of you who are familiar with the story of Jonah and the whale know that Jonah hopped a ship heading in the opposite direction when God commanded him to go preach to the Ninevites.

You will also remember how God provided Jonah with a “living submarine” to get him back where he belonged. This is the holy book of Jonah, known simply as "Jonah". The recording is dramatized, from the King James Bible. This is, in my opinion, the best and most beautiful recording of the King James.JONAH, BOOK OF (יוֹנָ֥ה, LXX ̓Ιωνα̂ς, G, dove).Cf.

Psalm where Israel is called a “turtle dove.” Jonah was the name of an 8th-cent.

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prophet to whom the book bearing his name was attributed. The book stands fifth in the minor prophets (Eng. VSS) and also fifth in the order of the Heb. text.In this final study of the book of Jonah, you will learn what the book of Jonah is all about.

In this discussion of Jonah we look at: Common theories about what Jonah is all about; The true message of the book of Jonah; What you can learn from the story of Jonah; Resources: Join the Redeeming God Discipleship Group; Subscribe and Leave a Review.