Devotional / Jonah

Ignoring God’s Call Successfully, the Jonah Way

As we all know, Jonah is the shortest book in the bible, coming in at a mere three verses. It tells us of a call placed upon Jonah and Jonah’s successful attempt at ignoring it, The LORD gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the LORD. He went down to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving

Bible Translation / Jonah

J.R.R. Tolkien had a Day Job

I was cruising the autosurfers today, and this post popped up. One of those was Michael White’s biography of JRR Tolkien (Abacus 2001). White discusses in some detail the Inklings Club that met regularly at the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford, as well as his Catholic conversion and complex relationship he had with ‘Jack’ (CS Lewis). Of course, most people know JRR Tolkien as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It is less known that he was actually an Oxford professor and a philologist. I knew that he was a Bible Translator, but

Jonah / Old Testament

Did Jonah Die in the Belly of the Great Fish?

Another entry in this series, but not the last. I have once concerning historical context. A comment was made on TC’s site concerning Jonah as an example who had a second chance after death (Here). We know who Jonah was, of course, and we know that according to Christ (Matthew 12.39-42), his story served as a sign of his death, burial, and resurrection. Because I don’t want to give a full answer and litter TC’s site, I wanted to give a better answer here. Chapter 2 of the book encompasses all of Jonah’s prayer to God. The debate concerns