Yahweh Short Story Analysis

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Why did the writer wish to bring the book of Jonah to a climax with this dialogue between Yahweh and Jonah? What are the implications? c. Identify the key verses or strategic areas in chapter 4 that provide insight into the segment-as-a-whole. Recurrence of theme of lordship and concern of God; Recurrence of great/exceedingly and of evil; Recurrence of perish/die; Recurrence of contrast, and climax with contrast. d. Identify the literary form(s) employed in the segment. Prose narrative Chapter 13 – Exercise: Detailed Observation for Jonah 4:1-11. Jonah’s Prayer of Displeasure of Prayer (4:1-3) 1 “But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.” Observation: vs.1 is a continuation of chapter 3. The word “exceedingly” stands out. Because Jonah was more than displeased with God, that would make him angry [causation]. The words “exceedingly” and “very” are used to emphasize displeased and angry. These words appear to set the tone for the chapter. Note: “angry”. Questions: Why does the writer accentuate the words displeased and angry? What are the implications? The end of chapter three appears to be a success for the mission. So, what went wrong? 2 “And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore, I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil. Observation: Jonah prayed he was

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