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A prophet whose experience being swallowed by a fish is recorded in the Old Testament book bearing his name.

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How many times did Jonah's prophecies not come to pass?

There are two mentions of Jonah prophesying in the Bible, once in 2 Kings and once in Jonah. Were those two seperate prophecies for two seperate kings? I am curious if both passages refer too the ...
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Arguments Supporting the Beatitude of Jonah?

The prophet Jonah is a recognized saint in the Catholic Church and venerated as a saint among other denominations, too. In scripture, when Old Testament figures sin mortally and then repent and are ...
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Has the Catholic Church drawn a parallel between the sleep of Jonah on board the ship and that of Jesus in the boat?

We read at Jonah 1: 5-6: Jonah, meanwhile, had gone down into the hold of the ship and had lain down, and was fast asleep. The captain came and said to him, “What are you doing sound asleep? Get up, ...
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What vehicle did God use for Jonah to receive this word?

The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and ...
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Is the Prophet Jonah the same Jonah as in 2 Kings 14:23-25?

If this is true, then Jonah prophesied that which did not come to pass, good favor from the Lord to Jeroboam. Then Amos 6:13-14 reverses this word of favor upon the evil king. So does this give us ...
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Why did Ninevites respond the way they did? [closed]

I'm reading through the book of Jonah, and in an historical context it doesn't make much sense to me. Nineveh was part of Assyrian empire. It practised Ashurism focused on worship of of Ashur and ...
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What is the relation of Jesus's and Jonah's boat stories?

Studying about "sleep" in the Bible I came across some passages and found out that the story of Jonah and Jesus in boats are quite similar. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, ...
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Did Jonah die and rise from the dead?

I've heard from a friend a theory claiming Jonah died in the whale's belly and then he was raised from the dead to preach to the Ninevites. He told me it is based on those verses: "He said: “In my ...
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Did Jonah think that God exists only in Israel?

The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the Lord and ...
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Was "No prophet ever came out of Galilee" sarcastic?

Were the Pharisees being sarcastic in John 7:52, when they claimed that "no prophet ever came out of Galilee"? It is written that Jonah came from Gath-hepher, in Galilee (2 Kings 14:25).
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How did the author of Jonah know about this conversation?

In Jonah 4:9 we read a dialog between God and Jonah: But God said to Jonah, Do you have a right to be angry about the vine? I do, he said. I am angry enough to die. But the LORD said, You have ...
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What is the ordering of events in Nahum and Jonah?

I was reading the book of Nahum and it was speaking about Nineveh. Is the book of Nahum foretelling the destruction of Nineveh, for which the people of Nineveh averted by repenting of their sins, or ...
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Jonah and the Whale - Is there any scientific proof that it is possible to survive in the belly of whale? [closed]

The book of Jonah records that Jonah spent three days in the belly of a great fish (possibly a whale). And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the ...
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Did Jonah fail the test of a prophet?

I came across an article on the FAIR Mormon wiki that discusses the prophetic test (Deut. 18). It applies the test on some Biblical prophets, and shows how someone could claim these prophets fail the ...
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