30 thoughts on “Live Q+R – Jonah

  1. When is your next live Q+R? I wanna join you guys. I’ve been watching your videos and they’re helping me a lot. From the Philippines here. 🙂

  2. What if Jonah was mad because he knew that they wouldn’t stay that way? Nineveh would go back into sin, however, God is still very merciful nevertheless. I pray that those who rape babies and such will be made WILLING to repent. What if God created that big fish just for Jonah and none other has existed since then? Loving enemies is difficult. Pray for the Lord to transform them. However, Paul asks what if God makes some of us for instruments of peace and some of us instruments of His wrath. Gath Hepher means the wine press of Hepher? Maybe it IS all about the cows! Whoa! LOL

  3. This is the first Q &A I’ve seen from ya’ll, they are great! Thank you! I am inviting the Holy Spirit presence into my day as I listen, so I may be greater blessed by these presentations! Blessings on your journey.

  4. Can you guys do a “Read Scripture” on Cows? comparing the story of Jonah and the commandment about coveting cows and the golden calf? i feel like there is more too.

  5. How often do you have a Live Q+R? How can i find out when the next one will be?
    I would love to be a part of this as well to expand my experience with tBP.

  6. What about Luke 11:29-30? It sounds a lot like Jesus is referring to Jonah in a “sign” as what sounds like a literal person:

    “29 And while the crowds were thickly gathered together, He began to say, “This is an evil generation. It seeks a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation. “

    • Trademarque Media Right, Jonah’s story was as literal as Jesus’ story. It disheartened me to see them try to make it satirical or a parable.

  7. Hey, guys! Love your work. I am constantly recommending you to friends, congregants, and students and will continue to do so!

    I would really like to hear more of your thoughts on the reference to Jonah in 2 Kings 14:25-27. To preface the question, I think you make a fair defense of the book of Jonah being satirical, and though I may not agree, I would certainly never consider that grounds to question the validity of your ministry (let alone your salvation!).

    That being said, I’m having a hard time justifying the level of doubt you’re casting on Jonah’s character based on his “cameo” in 2 Kings. If I’m understanding you correctly, you’re asserting that Jonah and Amos were contradicting each other. I have not heard any attempt to harmonize the two prophecies; I’ve only heard you state the tension. But 14:26-27 seems to declare in no uncertain terms that Jonah’s prophecy was the result of Yahweh’s compassion toward Israel, not on some character flaw in the prophet (as flaky as he may have been!). Also, Jonah and Amos were contemporaries, so do we really know who’s prophecy came first? Is it possible that Amos spoke in judgment and later God “repented” and restored what He had taken away?

    One commenter on another thread noted how it is strange that Jonah refused to prophesy to the pagan Ninevites, but he had no problem prophesying to an equally pagan Israelite king. I think that’s a fair observation…but I can’t take it beyond that point. And so, I would really love to hear you comment specifically on 2 Kings 14:26-27.

    Again, thank you for what you’re doing. You are providing the Church with an incredible and necessary resource! God bless.

  8. LOL : The choice of a trivia question about Jonah’s home town cracked me up! – the village of Gath Hepher

    Jon *(earlier in the video) – Jonah “is all about the cows”! A Heifer [Hepher] is a type of cow.

    Thanks for these Q+R videos

  9. “For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth”, (Matt.,12:40).

    So, was Jesus’ time in the heart of the earth satirical too? Or why would Jesus compare his actual story to a parable? He would NOT. And weren’t the people that repented in Ninevah actual people? It’s an insult to God’s word to imply that he threw in a satirical story I assume, just for kicks!? And then,
    Jesus repeats the “parable” of Jonah and his 3 day, 3 night experience in the fish right before He’s about to be killed. What?? That doesn’t make any sense and you two know it. No, Jesus compared His upcoming ACTUAL event with a prior ACTUAL event. It’s not our job to explain how Jonah survived the belly of the fish to others. It’s our job to believe by faith that he did. After all, Almighty God took care of the details and saw that Jonah survived. So, you gave the writer far to much discretion. And I think you all forgot to compare scripture with other scripture.

    • Satirical doesn’t mean frivilous or unimportant. I actually do believe this is historical – but that doesn’t mean it can’t be satirical too.

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