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Why Nineveh? Jonah Would Love to Know Too!

Photo by diannehope on Morgue File.

Here we are with installment three of our Geographical-Theology treatment. I actually never meant for there to be any sequels to the first post, but God has led me onward and upward.

Our next stop, much to the chagrin and protest of Jonah, is a place near and dear to the Assyrians (but not many others, Jonah chief amongst them!), a place called Nineveh. Nineveh was, in Jonah’s day, the capital city of the mighty Assyrian Empire.

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When God Hurls a Screamer High and Tight! (More on Jonah)

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Photo by Elms on Morgue File.

Storms and storm imagery are used often in Scripture to teach and instruct. God uses these fits of nature for his purpose in several ways. Storms, as one studies biblical theology, become a fitting motif.

In the last couple of posts, we have turned our attention to Jonah. As Jonah heads out across the Mediterranean in his ill-advised, ill-schemed and ill-fated attempt to flee God’s presence, God uses a storm to stop Jonah’s impromptu vacation in its tracks.

But the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. (Jonah 1.4)

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I am a Whore, a Bastard Child, a Prodigal

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Artwork by Cody F. Miller (used by permission)

If you could love me as a wife

And for my wedding gift your life

Should that be all I’ll ever need

Or is there more I’m looking for

And should I read between the lines

And look for blessings in disguise

To make me handsome, rich and wise

Is that really what you want

‘Cause I am a whore, I do confess

I put you on just like a wedding dress

And I run down the aisle

I run down the aisle

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