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Jonah is a disobedient prophet who runs away from his call from God He finds it difficult to understand the ways of the lord and why God does the things he does The book of Jonah itself and God and Jonah himself can be analysed in many different fashions Jonah is first spoken of in the book of II Kings It is said that Jonah is a prophet and a servant of the Lord He lived in Israel and he served God as his prophet - as his mouthpiece so to speak A prophet serves as the spokesman between man and God In fact his very name indicates that Jonah means dove which signifies a messenger It also mentions that Jonah is Son of Ammitai which means son of thruth Jonah acts as the messenger of Gods truth God sends Jonah to Nineveh which was the capital city of Assyria After hearing off this mission Jonah dileberately disobeys God There are a variety of reasons why Jonah may have not wanted to proceed with Gods mission Perhaps Jonah was afraid for his life Nineveh was the Assyrian capital and it was very violent and brutal Jonah might have thought it was lost cause thinking what could one man do He thought why would anyone of this great city ever listen to him A city of unbelieving idol worshippers who were more interested in Command Conquer than they were in God Or maybe Jonah thought the message was severe and harsh It was a hard message to preach against Ninevehs wickedness Perhaps Jonah was not too content with preaching against the Assyrians Jonah just flees Gods calls and goes to Tarshish in the West Jonah was hoping to make it impossible for him to serve God as his prophet as his servant called to serve in the East After Jonah realizes what he has done he knows he should die
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