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Graceless People, Compassionate God - The Book of Jonah

Each book of the Bible or series that we preach at Restoration Church, we provide a series overview for our people. In light of this season of no gatherings, here is your series overview of the book of Jonah.



Author

Anonymous


Date

The specific date is unknown. We do know that Jonah was prophesying during the reign of Jeroboam II. So he likely prophesied between 785-775.


Purpose

While it is uncertain who the intended audience is, it is clear that the writer wanted to educate and not entertain. 


Structure

This is a unique book unlike the other Prophets. Jonah is a narrative story about Jonah and God rather than a collection of oracles and prophecies


Key Words

Fear

Appointed

Anger/Angry

Theme

  • Mercy

  • Sovereignty

  • Resentment

Resources

  • The Prodigal Prophet – Tim Keller

  • The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Vol. 8: Daniel-Malachi

  • Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah: An Introduction and Commentary

  • Old Testament XIV – The Twelve Prophets

  • The Message of the Prophets – J. Daniel Hays

  • Exalting Jesus in Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk – Christ Centered Exposition Commentary


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