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Nineveh Research Paper

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A prophet was a man or woman who proclaims the word of the Lord to people who need it most. Jonah’s mission was to save the people of Nineveh. But, Jonah did not want to go because he was scared. Jonah did go to Nineveh after he was thrown off a ship and then swallowed by a whale. After three days in the whales belly the whale spit him out onto dry land. I chose the prophet Jonah because he is a prophet I have known since I have been little. I loved the prophet when I was little because I wanted to be a marine biologist and I liked fish. At the time of Jonah, Nineveh was a bad country they cheated, stole, and lied. That is what was going on in Nineveh in Jonah’s time.
Jonah was born in 800 B.C. in Gath-hepher, Israel. The prophet Jonah died in 740 B.C. Jonah’s family is not given in any sources I could find. Jonah was successful and turned the people of Nineveh back to God. The community of Nineveh changed after Jonah told them to repent or else their city will be smashed into a pulp or burned by the one true God. We can take a great message from the story of Jonah. That message being to never run away from God because he is all knowing and he will follow you everywhere. We can apply that message by always listening to God no matter what.
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Jonah is one of the only prophets in the Bible with a book dedicated to him. A bible verse that goes with Jonah is Jonah 1: 15-17. So, they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging. Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows. Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Another verse that goes with the prophet Jonah is Bible verse: Jonah 3:3, “So Jonah set out for Nineveh, in accord with the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an awesomely great city; it took three days to walk through
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