Jonah – The Enigmatic Prophet (5)

The Great Parable

Jonah’s anger emerged after the 40 days had expired. He had spent that time preaching impending doom throughout the Assyrian heartlands and the fact that central Assyria was not destroyed evidently comes as a shock to him. … Read more “Jonah – The Enigmatic Prophet (5)”

Jonah – The Enigmatic Prophet (3)

The Great Fish

In chapter 2, the record returns to follow Jonah’s plight and most of the events described would have occupied about 3-5 minutes. On the surface, newly converted sailors are making sacrifice and vows to their new God. … Read more “Jonah – The Enigmatic Prophet (3)”

Jonah –The Enigmatic Prophet (2)

The great storm

Little is revealed about Jonah in Scripture outside the book that bears his name and the historical accounts and inferences meagrely scattered throughout the record. Jonah means ‘a dove’ and his father, Amittai, means ‘truth.’ He is … Read more “Jonah –The Enigmatic Prophet (2)”

Jonah – The Enigmatic Prophet (1)

Background

Many of us would have pictured Jonah as a somewhat sulky individual known for hating gentiles and famous for trying to run away from God and being swallowed by a whale. We aim to show this is an entirely

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Jonah Chapter 2

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication
In this record we see Jonah at his best. In direst peril, facing what seems sure to be certain death, the real depth of his character emerges. We see him as he is. There is
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Jonah Chapter 4

The Lesson of the Gourd
Jonah’s anger at the Ninevite response to the Word emboldens him to the point where he presumes to remonstrate with his God. He takes up station outside the city where through the triple miracle of
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Jonah Chapter 3

Nineveh–Preaching and Repentance
Yahweh will brook no further delay, and for a second time the word of command comes to Jonah: “Arise, go…” And so the prophet strides grimly into Nineveh to powerfully deliver a fearful warning of judgment to
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The Flight and the Storm

Having been found asleep, Jonah must now endure a very public scrutiny. No longer can he travel incognito; there must be a full disclosure of his background, identity and role. Jonah’s bold, though belated declaration fills the sailors with fear.
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The Lesson of the Gourd

Jonah’s anger at the Ninevite response to the Word emboldens him to the point where he presumes to remonstrate  with his God. He takes up station outside the city where through the triple miracle of gourd, worm and east wind 
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Jonah Chapter One

The book of the prophet Jonah may be brief but it is packed with incident and drama. This first chapter sets the scene as the prophet receives a commission from his God that he can scarcely believe and will not
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The Book of Jonah

In this issue we commence a new study on the prophet Jonah. The numerous New Testament allusions to the prophet from the mouth of our Lord shows how important the message of this small but powerful prophet is. We would
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The Sign of the Prophet Jonah

The story of Jonah is a masterpiece of brevity. Its few verses reward the reader with vivid human drama and suspense; with passionate prayer; with faith and defiance. But above even these things it favours us with an intriguing insight
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Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication

In this record we see Jonah at his best. In direst peril, facing what seems sure to be certain death, the real depth of his character emerges. We see him as he is. There is no one to impress, no
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