BibleStudyTools.com: What are we to make of the abrupt finish to the Book of Jonah?-Colin Smith

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  • 2014-04-27T11:28:12

Thanks for the enlightenment about the book of Jonah. The last verse is certainly abrubt. I wrote a novel about Jonah and the ending is the same verse. I tried to make it less abrupt. Among other things I explained how Jonah could survive in the stomach of the great fish in chapter II. Hope you will give a look at it. http://www.booksie.com/action_and_adventure/novel/issho_hiroshi/a-wooden-puppet/chapter/1

  • 2012-11-17T07:09:48

Amen. I thought Jonah was simply stunned at the Lord's words. It's interesting the Book of Jonah did not end with mentioning the happy ending of the repentance of the whole Ninevah; Jonah could have done it that way. But Jonah's in-depth cosmic struggle with God, like that of the Book of Job, is vividly and honestly recorded, and we see ourselves in him not just in the beginning and in the middle but also at the end! God had something far and deep in His holy mind. I'm so glad God cared cattle because I always feel sorry for the animals who get destroyed because of the humanity's evil. There is justice for the creation world, our God says! Hallelujah! The civilization of Ninevah got destroyed later anyway, but we have numerous Assyrian Christians on earth today.

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