We have begun a new series walking verse-by-verse through the Book of Jonah. We begin by examining the first three verses with the important and precious truth, we can run but we cannot hide from God.
The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” 3 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. So he went down to Joppa,
found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare and went down
into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.
How Are We to Understand Jonah: As Historical?
How Are We to Understand Jonah: As Midrash?
How Are We to Understand Jonah: As Allegorical?
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