Bible Study Notes on Jonah 4 – 20171019

Jonah 4:1  "...it displeased Jonah exceedingly..." The fact that God had relented of the destruction planned for Nineveh. 2  "...was not this what I said when I was still in my country..." Have to read between the lines here.  Jonah's a prophet.  His credibility rests on events happening exactly as he predicts or prophesies.  When …

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Bible Study Notes on Jonah 3 – 20171017

Jonah 3:2  "...preach to it the message that I tell you" We're not told the message.  Chapter one gives a bit of explanation for the message, but nothing specific about it other than to preach against the city. 3  "...a three-day journey..." Some disagreement on the exact meaning.  Most take it to describe the circumference …

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Bible Study Notes on Jonah 2 – 20171016

Jonah 2:1  "...Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the fish’s belly" Looking for clues as to whether Jonah was alive in the fish or dead and speaking from Sheol.  Nothing yet.  His body would have been in the belly of the fish at this point even if his soul was elsewhere.  But he's …

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Bible Study Notes on Jonah 1 – 20171012

Jonah 1:3  "...Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD..." Unknown as to the exact location of Tarshish.  Found many ideas, some farther away than others.  One as far as Spain.  I think the idea Jonah had was to go as far away from where God told him to go as …

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