Jonah

Jonah

Jonah

Mark R. Rushdoony
Sale price $7.96
/
Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • Secure payments

Product Details

FORMAT: MP3 Album

ALBUM SIZE: 4 Tracks

CONDITION: Original Sound Quality

CONTAINS: 1 zip file (166 MB)

LANGUAGE: English

TOPICS: Biblical Commentary, Minor Prophets, Old Testament History,

RELATED SCRIPTURE: Jonah

PUBLISHER: Chalcedon

Jonah was a prophet from Israel to Ninevah, the large capital of the Assyrian empire. Assyria was notorious for its cruelty to its enemies, a reputation the cultivated and memorialized in inscriptions that still survive. He was a historical figure, not a parable or myth. Jesus referred to him as an historical person three times in the New Testament, and he is, in fact, the only prophet with whom Jesus compared Himself.

Jonah ministered to Assyria reluctantly, to say the least. The reason for this reticence was in Jonah’s preference for blessing on Israel. He had already prophesied its renewed strength (II Kings 14:25) and now both Syria and Assyria were in a period of weakness. Jonah likely felt this was an opportune time for God to restore his own nation, Israel. Judgment rather than mercy on Assyria would facilitate Jonah’s nationalistic hope. God’s purpose, however, was to illustrate that His mercy is not limited to one nation.

The account of the whale is embarrassing to many moderns who think, after Darwin, as naturalists. Men are fascinated with strange and unbelievable events as long as they are seen as random (there are accounts of men being swallowed by sea creatures then rescued), will balk at the idea of God’s direct intervention in history.

Jesus explained lessons to be learned from Jonah. In addition to the three days and three nights representing His time in the tomb, Jonah, like Jesus preached repentance to all men, so the Ninevites of Jonah’s day would be witnesses against the unbelief of the first century Jews who rejected God in the flesh. Why would Ninevah repent? It seems anomalous to us, but it does shows that repentance is not in the preacher or the people, but the gift of God’s regenerating Spirit.

The prophet himself is not shown in a very positive light in this book. He wanted to dictate God’s providence. Jonah was not happy with the prospect of Ninevah repenting so he tried to run from his calling to preach. Then he was unhappy with the success of his message. He preferred judgment on his enemies and mercy on his countrymen. The book ends with God’s chastising of the prophet for his selfishness. Jonah’s nationalistic and racial prejudices also later characterized the first century Jews, as well as many Christians since.

A download link will be provided to you as soon as you have purchased. You will also receive the links via email. There is no limit on downloads. Please keep your download links email. If you need it sent again, please contact us.

You can find your downloads in your account by going to your orders and clicking the Status & Download button.

Individual tracks can be purchased above. There is a drop down above the price which will show you the option to buy "All Tracks" or you can select the tracks you wish to purchase.

Silver and Gold Underwriters should be given all tracks and albums free when added to the cart. If you find you are not receiving this discount; please contact us and we will make sure your account is marked as the appropriate Underwriter level.

Become and Underwriter and get 25% off year-round.

Chalcedon operates on a modest budget made possible when our supporters make online donations or use the return envelope we enclose in each publication. As donations may fluctuate widely from month to month, long-term planning can be a challenge. That's where our Underwriters come in. With their monthly pledges, this "Gideon's Band of 300" underwrites our operating expenses, allowing us to plan future ministerial efforts responsibly. Please select the amount your wish to give based on the levels represented on the chart.

 

 

*Year-round Underwriter discount is 25% or greater. Any sale greater than 25% is automatically given to our Underwriters.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

More from All MP3 Album
America's Fads, Myths, and Heresies
from $1.99
American History to 1865
from $1.99
Amos
from $1.99
Apologetics (album)
from $1.99
Aspects of American History
from $1.99
Recently viewed