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Jonah 4

Jonah 4

A small town lawyer once asked a woman on the witness stand if she knew him. To which she replied: "I know you, Mr. Williams. And, to be honest, you are a complete disappointment to me. You have been a bad father, a bad husband, and a drunk." The lawyer was stunned. He did not know what to say so he pointed to the Defense Attorney and he asked if the woman knew him. To whi...

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Jonah 3

Jonah 3

A famous pastor once asked the question: How many of you remember the Minor Prophets? How many of you remember the Book of Nahum or the Book of Obadiah? How many of you can tell me the theological lessons in Amos or Habakkuk and, yet, how many of you remember Jonah? How many of you can recall what the Lord told him? That is because there is something special about the Book...

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Jonah 2

Jonah 2

In a 1924 trial of two young men named Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the testimony of one witness was particularly damaging for the defendants. In fact, it was so damaging that their Defense Attorney, the famous Clarence Darrow responded by saying: "Why, a person could as easily believe this man's testimony as he could believe that the whale swallowed Jonah." It is no ...

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Jonah 1

Jonah 1

Several years ago, I was playing a Bible trivia game with some young people in Tennessee. The man who was calling out the questions was a country farmer with a strong Southern accent which made the game interesting. At one point he asked the question: "Whose brothers pushed him in the well?" But, with his accent, the question came out: "Whose brothers pushed him in the wha...

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Overview of Jonah

Jonah Overview

The Book of Jonah may be considered to be one of the most interesting books in the Bible. Written about a renegade Hebrew prophet who was called to preach to one of the most evil empires in history, it contains some memorable passages such as the following: Jonah 1:17 "And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three da...

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