History Literature / BookOfJonah

6th Sep '17 9:06:01 PM Berrenta
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* BellyOfTheWhale: TropeNamer, although here it's an UnbuiltTrope (see below).



* CantRefuseTheCallAnymore: "In the belly of a whale" is often used to refer to a period in a story where the protagonist is caught in a situation with no hope. However, in the story of Jonah the whale is actually ''not'' a punishment but God's way of saving Jonah from drowning. It also represented him giving Jonah a second chance by taking him back to land. Note, though, that the Bible itself compares being in the whale as a trial, when Christ compares the three days in the whale with his upcoming three days dead before resurrection.



* UnbuiltTrope: "In the belly of a whale" is often used to refer to a period in a story where the protagonist is caught in a situation with no hope. However, in the story of Jonah the whale is actually ''not'' a punishment but God's way of saving Jonah from drowning. It also represented him giving Jonah a second chance by taking him back to land. Note, though, that the Bible itself compares being in the whale as a trial, when Christ compares the three days in the whale with his upcoming three days dead before resurrection.
2nd Sep '17 3:14:41 PM VicGeorge2011
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* HappilyEverBefore: Nineveh may have repented now, but eventually the city becomes wicked again, as God declares in the Book of Isaiah that now he ''will'' destroy it. Plus, Assyria became the conqueror of the northern kingdom of Israel.

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* HappilyEverBefore: Nineveh may have repented now, but eventually the city becomes wicked again, as God declares in the Book of Isaiah that now he ''will'' destroy it. (The prophetic book of Nahum also spells doom for Nineveh.) Plus, Assyria became the conqueror of the northern kingdom of Israel.
19th Apr '17 7:13:05 PM Jeduthun
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* SelfDefeatingProphecy: Jonah's prophecy that Nineveh will be destroyed frightens the Ninevites into repenting, and since they repent, God has mercy and decides not to destroy them. Significantly, Jonah reveals that he was GenreSavvy enough to know that this was God's plan all along, and he ran away because he didn't want the Ninevites to be spared. God calls him out for not wanting mercy for his enemies.
27th Sep '16 8:14:34 AM BrendanRizzo
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[[Literature/BooksOfKings In the reign of Jeroboam II]], the Lord speaks to his prophet Jonah ben Ammitai, telling him to go to the capital of the Assyrian Empire, Nineveh. The city's wickedness will be punished with destruction if they persist, but God wants Jonah to give them a warning so they have a chance to repent. However, Jonah doesn't want to go to Ninevah, as they had a reputation for being extremely cruel, and instead flees his mission on a voyage to Tarshish in Gaul (Spain!)

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[[Literature/BooksOfKings In the reign of Jeroboam II]], the Lord speaks to his prophet Jonah ben Ammitai, telling him to go to the capital of the Assyrian Empire, Nineveh. The city's wickedness will be punished with destruction if they persist, but God wants Jonah to give them a warning so they have a chance to repent. However, Jonah doesn't want to go to Ninevah, Nineveh, as they had a reputation for being extremely cruel, and instead flees his mission on a voyage to Tarshish in Gaul (Spain!)



* WhatTheHellHero / TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: One delivered by God has got to hurt. Specifically, God chews out Jonah for caring more about his shade plant than all the people of Ninevah, which God specially points out includes those who don't know right from left and much cattle. Essentially, thousands of innocent children and animals.

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* WhatTheHellHero / TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: One delivered by God has got to hurt. Specifically, God chews out Jonah for caring more about his shade plant than all the people of Ninevah, Nineveh, which God specially points out includes those who don't know right from left and much cattle. Essentially, thousands of innocent children and animals.
23rd Oct '15 3:53:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* EitherOrProphecy: Sort of. The people of Nineveh are GenreSavvy enough to hear "God will smite you for your evil" as "Repent or be destroyed". The prophet himself didn't catch it, and complains.

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* EitherOrProphecy: Sort of. The people of Nineveh are GenreSavvy clever enough to hear "God will smite you for your evil" as "Repent or be destroyed". The prophet himself didn't catch it, and complains.
22nd Jul '15 6:07:23 PM Tuckerscreator
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The Book of Jonah comes from [[Literature/TheBible the Old Testament]] and is grouped with the Minor Prophets. This is {{The One With}} The Whale.[[note]]Which in the original Hebrew is just called "great fish", using a generic word for "fish" that can refer to anything from a shark to a salmon.[[/note]]

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The Book of Jonah comes from [[Literature/TheBible the Old Testament]] and is grouped with the Minor Prophets. This is {{The [[TheOneWith The One With}} With The Whale.Whale]].[[note]]Which in the original Hebrew is just called "great fish", using a generic word for "fish" that can refer to anything from a shark to a salmon.[[/note]]
22nd Jul '15 6:06:56 PM Tuckerscreator
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The Book of Jonah comes from [[Literature/TheBible the Old Testament]] and is grouped with the Minor Prophets. This is [[TheOneWith The One With]] The Whale.[[note]]Which in the original Hebrew is just called "great fish", using a generic word for "fish" that can refer to anything from a shark to a salmon.[[/note]]

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The Book of Jonah comes from [[Literature/TheBible the Old Testament]] and is grouped with the Minor Prophets. This is [[TheOneWith The {{The One With]] With}} The Whale.[[note]]Which in the original Hebrew is just called "great fish", using a generic word for "fish" that can refer to anything from a shark to a salmon.[[/note]]
22nd Jul '15 6:06:34 PM Tuckerscreator
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The Book of Jonah comes from [[Literature/TheBible the Old Testament]] and is grouped with the Minor Prophets. This is TheOneWith The Whale.[[note]]Which in the original Hebrew is just called "great fish", using a generic word for "fish" that can refer to anything from a shark to a salmon.[[/note]]

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The Book of Jonah comes from [[Literature/TheBible the Old Testament]] and is grouped with the Minor Prophets. This is TheOneWith [[TheOneWith The One With]] The Whale.[[note]]Which in the original Hebrew is just called "great fish", using a generic word for "fish" that can refer to anything from a shark to a salmon.[[/note]]
25th Apr '15 1:07:25 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* SkewedPriorities: Called out by God in the closing words. Notably, Jonah is so angry about the plant's death that ''HE'' wants to die. Yet he cared nothing about letting thousands of Ninevites die.

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* SkewedPriorities: Called out by God in the closing words. Notably, Jonah is so angry about the plant's death that ''HE'' wants to die. Yet he cared nothing about letting thousands of Ninevites die. See YankTheDogsChain though.
20th Mar '15 10:22:14 AM Indalecio
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[[Literature/BooksOfKings In the reign of Jeroboam II]], the Lord speaks to his prophet Jonah ben Ammitai, telling him to go to the capital of the Assyrian Empire, Nineveh. The city's wickedness will be punished with destruction if they persist, but God wants Jonah to give them a warning so they have a chance to repent. However, Jonah doesn't want the Ninevites to be forgiven, and instead flees his mission on a voyage to Tarshish in Gaul (Spain!)

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[[Literature/BooksOfKings In the reign of Jeroboam II]], the Lord speaks to his prophet Jonah ben Ammitai, telling him to go to the capital of the Assyrian Empire, Nineveh. The city's wickedness will be punished with destruction if they persist, but God wants Jonah to give them a warning so they have a chance to repent. However, Jonah doesn't want the Ninevites to be forgiven, go to Ninevah, as they had a reputation for being extremely cruel, and instead flees his mission on a voyage to Tarshish in Gaul (Spain!)
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