Examples Of The Pericope Of Jonah

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The pericope is nicely placed between the narratives that contain how Jonah reacted to God’s command and how Jonah reacted to God turning from destroying the Ninevites. More importantly, these narrative show how God responded to Jonah. The first chapter of the book contains God’s original word to Jonah, which instructed him to preach against Nineveh. Jonah responded by running from God. God caused a storm to come, which threatened to destroy the ship that Jonah was traveling on. The sailors tossed Jonah overboard to calm the sea and God caused a large fish to swallow Jonah. In chapter two Jonah prays to God and God delivered Jonah from the belly of the fish. In the pericope of Chapter 3 God repeated his command to Jonah. This time Jonah

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