History Literature / BookOfJonah

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!)
14th Mar '15 1:12:11 PM Jeduthun
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Jonah explains to God that he didn't want to preach in Nineveh because he hated the Ninevites and feared they might repent, meaning that since God is compassionate and merciful, He would cancel the planned destruction of the city. God replies that yes, that was kind of the whole ''point.''

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Jonah explains to God that he didn't want to preach in Nineveh because he hated the Ninevites and feared they might repent, meaning that since God is compassionate and merciful, He would cancel the planned destruction of the city. God replies that yes, that was kind of the whole ''point.''
14th Mar '15 1:09:41 PM Jeduthun
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* EasyEvangelism: Jonah's bare-bones message, "[[TheEndIsNigh Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown]]," causes every person in Nineveh to turn to God and repent.


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* TheEndIsNigh: The message Jonah preaches in Nineveh. Turns out, though, God cancels the planned destruction of the city because the people make a HeelFaithTurn.


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* SmiteMeOhMightySmiter: Jonah petulantly prays for God to take away his life.


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* WrongGenreSavvy: Jonah explains to God that he didn't want to preach in Nineveh because he hated the Ninevites and feared they might repent, meaning that since God is compassionate and merciful, He would cancel the planned destruction of the city. God replies that yes, that was kind of the whole ''point.''
21st Dec '14 6:37:31 AM gemmabeta2
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* RefusingTheCall: Jonah tried doing this with his voyage. [[YouCantFightFate It didn't work]].

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* RefusingTheCall: Jonah tried doing this with his voyage. [[YouCantFightFate It didn't work]]. But you do have to give the guy credit for attempting to run to the literal end of the Earth (for people in the 7th Century BC).
22nd Oct '14 7:38:24 AM Jeduthun
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* EgocentricallyReligious: {{Deconstructed}}. The {{Aesop}} of the story is that Jonah is wrong to be more concerned with God's favor to him personally than with the repentance of the tens of thousands of people in Nineveh.
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