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Unformatted text preview: Pp. 106-108 Return quizzes Comments  Questions on Myth  Cosmogonies 1 & 2 Read Jonah 4:2 and show the significance of this verse in the overall Book of Jonah. Describe the irony in the verse; why does this verse surprise the reader? How does this verse introduce us to the real plot of the Book of Jonah? Pp. 65 in text book! Jonah 4:2 really does sum up the entire text of Jonah. Throughout the Book the meaning is kind of misleading up to this point. From the readers point of view, Jonah is seen as a kind of lost prophet who somehow manages to accomplish Gods will despite the fact that he did everything in his power to get away from God.  The verse is ironic because Jonah states the reason why he left for Tarshish is because he knows that God was merciful and slow to anger and would spare the city of Nineveh. But in reality Jonah never said that in the beginning of the book. In this verse he is also kind of mocking God; talking back to him for all of the suffering he went through and in Jonahs eyes he did all of that for nothing because God didnt destroy Nineveh. He states the Israelite confession of faith (Ex 34:6), I knew that you were a gracious God as a kind of joke by trying to make him go to Nineveh to convert their evil ways when in fact he doesnt destroy the city after all.  This verse explaining the true concept of the Book that God operates on an entirely different level from our own, and it is foolish to try to confine God into something that we understand. It is impossible to run from God, he created the land and the sea, he is all knowing and persuasive; therefore one cannot know Gods true intentions . Most missed the irony of quoting Exodus 34. And thus the tone (sarcasm) of Jonahs statement.  The real plot of the book is the change that takes place in Jonah, the change that causes one to believe.  This verse shows Jonahs enlightenment towards the word and power of God.here he is acknowledging Gods mercifulness and benevolence  Without Jonah the same events would have taken place. How are scenes 2 & 4 of the Book of Jonah related to each other? Be sure to be specific and concrete. What issues or themes does this pairing emphasize in the Book of Jonah? Does pairing emphasize in the Book of Jonah?...
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