Earlier this year I was starting to think more seriously about trying to date again and not a few weeks later I get an email from an author offering to send me her book in exchange for a review.
The book was, of course, It’s not news to anyone that dating can be hard in today’s social media and dating app world.
Joel, Obadiah, Jonah & Micah, New International Commentary on the Old Testament by Leslie C.
They throw him overboard, and he is swallowed by a great fish.
In its belly for 3 days and 3 nights, Jonah repents of his sin to God, and the fish vomits him up on dry land (we wonder what took him so long to repent).
From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry." Jonah , "When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, He had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened." Brief Summary: Jonah's fear and pride cause him to run from God.
He does not wish to go to Nineveh to preach repentance to the people, as God has commanded, because he feels they are his enemies, and he is convinced that God will not carry out his threat to destroy the city.
Jonah learns his lesson, however, when God uses a wind, a gourd and a worm to teach him that He is merciful.
Foreshadowings: That Jonah is a type of Christ is clear from Jesus’ own words.
The free offer of the Gospel is for all people in all times.
Our task as Christians is to be the means by which God tells the world of the offer and to rejoice in the salvation of others.
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 793 and 758 B. Purpose of Writing: Disobedience and revival are the key themes in this book.