Bible Versions

The Message of Jonah

20 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Fall Holiday Helper At some point throughout its history, it is not uncommon for a nation or state to reach a point of sinfulness where it deserves nothing less than the full onslaught of God’s punishment. Such is the case as depicted in the Book of Jonah. The Prophet is called out by the Lord, “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me” (1:2). Nineveh was the capital city (or region) of the Assyrian Empire, one of the most brutal and inhumane powers the world, […]

Jonah

Book of Jonah

4 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 850-750 B.C.E. (Right, some conservative-moderate); 400s-200s B.C.E. (some conservative-moderate, Left) Time period: God’s impending judgment upon Nineveh Author(s): Jonah (Right, some conservative-moderate); Jonah and/or members of the prophetic school (some conservative moderate); anonymous (some conservative moderate, Left) Location of author: somewhere in the Land of Israel (Right, conservative-moderate, Left) Target audience and their location: Northern Kingdom Israelites, people of Nineveh Theological Summary: The Book of Jonah is named for its principal character. Jonah (Heb. Yonah) was the son of Ammitai (1:1) from Gath-Hepher in Zebulun (2 Kings […]