This english translation is reprinted with permission from tanakh. Set in the reign of jeroboam ii 786746 bc, it was probably written in the postexilic period, some time between the late 5th to early 4th century bc. Jonah 1 niv jonah flees from the lord the word of bible. Jonah is the fifth of the twelve prophets in the book of the twelve in hebrew scripture. Jonah is identified as a prophet and servant of god during the reign of king jeroboam ii of israel 2 kings 14. The book of the twelve prophets was originally on one. Scripture, also called sacred scripture, the revered texts, or holy writ, of the. The holy bible book 32 jonah kjv dramatized audio youtube. Jonah 1, new international version niv the bible app. Key personalities include jonah, the captain and the ships crew and the people of nineveh.
The book of jonah is one of the key readings in judaism during yom kippur, the day of atonement, which occurs on the tenth day of tishri following rosh hashanah, generally in september or early october. The book of jonah is a book of the neviim prophets in the hebrew bible. The book of jonah tells the story of a hebrew prophet named jonah ben amittai. Jonah was a prophet in the land of israel about 800750 bc. Furthermore, the autobiographical information revealed within its pages clearly points to jonah as the author.
This is, in my opinion, the best and most beautiful. During this time, an important event happened to israel. Jonah micah nahum habakkuk zephaniah haggai zechariah malachi. It was republished in bible history daily on september 20, 2015. It tells of a hebrew prophet named jonah son of amittai who is sent by god to prophesy the destruction of nineveh but tries to escape the divine mission. But jonah rose to flee to tarshish from the presence of the lord. Study scripture verses with commentary, concordances, and use highlighting, underlining, take notes in the bible. We know there have been incidents when you desperately wanted to read the holy. He goes to joppa and boards a ship bound for tarshish.
It concerns a disobedient prophet who rejected his divine commission, was cast overboard in a storm and swallowed by a great fish, rescued in a marvelous manner, and returned to his starting point. The holy bible book 32 jonah kjv dramatized audio by tmantz625. This is because the story is not very favourable towards jonah. The book of jonah niv audio holy bible high quality. Chapter 3 is from the holy bible, new international version. While jonah eventually did what he was asked to do, the book closes with showing jonah as a bitter man. Book of jonah overview insight for living ministries. Title following the lead of the hebrew masoretic text mt, the title of the book is derived from the principal character, jonah meaning dove, the son of amittai. Genesis exodus leviticus numbers deuteronomy joshua judges ruth 1 samuel 2 samuel 1 kings 2 kings 1 chronicles. The niv bible was produced by more than one hundred scholars working from the best available hebrew, aramaic, and greek texts.
Ostensibly, it records the sayings of micah, whose name is mikayahu hebrew. So go there and tell them to stop doing such evil things. The book of jonah is a subversive story about a rebellious prophet who despises his god for loving his enemies. People of the roman catholic faith can this useful short summary of these bible scriptures for an online catholic bible study course or biblical studies. Book of jonah, the fifth of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor. Oct 20, 2015 the book of jonah from the holy bible new international version niv book 32 please note we have increased the volume and the pitch of the audio for a clearer sound, so this speed and.
T he book of jonah is an old testament story which tells about how the prophet jonah refused to follow the lord. Go to the great city of nineveh and preach against it, because its. Now nineveh was an enormous city 5 it required three days to walk through it. Now the word of the lord came to jonah the son of amittai, saying, arise, go to nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me. And the lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out jonah upon the dry land. Many critics however want to lower the book of jonah to an allegory, a parable or a legend because of the miracles described in it especially the appearing of the great fish devouring jonah.
Now the word of the lord came unto jonah the son of. The late nahum sarna was professor emeritus of biblical studies at brandeis university. King james bible dramatized audio mylordjesuschristkjv. Book of jonah read, study bible verses online bible study tools. Prophet jonah runs away, jonah in the belly of the fish, prays, obeys god, nineveh, bottlegourd, mercy. Jonah with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. The latter prophets follow psalms and the wisdom books in the greek septuagint, as well as our christian old testament of the bible. Arise, go to nineveh, that great city, and cry against it.
God calls jonah to proclaim judgment to nineveh, but jonah resists and attempts to flee so he doesnt have to complete his holy mission. This is the original 1611 king james bible version, which has its 400th year anniversary this year the bible world pr. The prophetic significance of this book not only lies in the short message in nineveh but also in the entire history of jonah described in his book. It tells of a hebrew prophet named jonah son of amittai who is sent by god to. Now nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days journey. Even with very slow internet, lack of memory and space in the phone memory card, you can still read your beloved books of the holy bible.
The above summary details the bible people and summary of important events which occur in the douay rheims version of the catholic bible scriptures of the book of jonah. The book of jonah is narrative history and a prophetic oracle. It is one of trei asar the twelve prophets in the tanakh. Jonah flees from the lord the word of the lord came to jonah son of amittai. This is the holy book of jonah, known simply as jonah. The book of micah is the sixth of the twelve minor prophets in the hebrew bible old testament. Bible versions in 1967, the new york bible society now biblica generously undertook the financial sponsorship of creating a contemporary english translation of the bible. Intro to jonah biblica the international bible society. Though the book does not identify its author, tradition has ascribed it to the prophet himself, jonah son of amittai, from gath hepher 2ki 14. Jonah 1 kjv now the word of the lord came unto bible. The holy bible book 22 song of songs kjv dramatized audio by tmantz625. The book of jonah from the holy bible new international version niv book 32 please note we have increased the volume and the pitch of the audio for a clearer sound, so this speed and.
Book of jonah, the fifth of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets, embraced in a single book, the twelve, in the jewish canon. Jonah bible study outlinecontents by chapter and verse. Throughout the book, jonah is repeatedly referred to in the third person, causing some to search for another author. Unfortunately, many christians thoughtlessly cast aspersions upon this important book in the canon of scripture without realizing that they are playing into the hands of the critics and innocently becoming the dupes of the skeptics. Now the word of the lord came unto jonah the son of amittai, saying, jonah 1. Through some supernatural events, god convinced him to obey and carry out the lords plan. Unlike other old testament prophetic books, jonah is not a collection of the prophets oracles but primarily a narrative about the man. Read now now you can never miss reading your bible and your favorite passages, chapters, books of the bible any time. The book of jonah summary online bible nwt american. Go to the great city of nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me. Unfortunately, many christians thoughtlessly cast aspersions upon this important book in the canon of scripture without realizing that they are playing into the hands of the critics and innocently becoming the dupes of. This is a summary on the biblical account of the jonah and the big fish. Though the book does not identify its author, tradition has ascribed it to the prophet himself, jonah son of amittai.
The holy bible book 43 john kjv dramatized audio duration. In view of its many similarities with the narratives about elijah and elisha, however, it may come from the same prophetic circles that originally composed. The book is named after its principal character, whose name means dove. The most popular bible verses from jonah found 48 verses jonah 1. The book of jonah is the fifth book in the christian canons and the jewish tanakh.
Full text in english of the book of jonah my jewish learning. Book of jonah, the fifth of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the. Jonah is the book of the bible which perhaps has been criticized more than any other. Matthew mark luke john acts romans 1 corinthians 2 corinthians galatians ephesians philippians colossians 1 thessalonians 2 thessalonians 1 timothy 2 timothy titus philemon hebrews james 1 peter 2 peter 1 john 2 john 3 john jude revelation. People of the roman catholic faith can this useful short summary of these bible scriptures. Jonah by zhingoora bible series available from rakuten kobo. The nwt study bible is complete with cross references, maps, and an accurate bible dictionary. He went down to joppa and found a ship going to tarshish.
We know there have been incidents when you desperately wanted to. I remembered you, lord, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy. The book of jonah niv audio holy bible high quality and. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. Watch our overview video on the book of jonah, which breaks down the literary.487 710 1227 832 1048 1241 1363 1097 1587 96 1432 215 418 738 617 767 1273 1281 887 71 491 1591 584 1065 1421 355 157 1513 557 242 755 517 152 316 94 353 271 861 1376