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Bible Quiz: Jonah, the Reluctant Prophet

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1) Jonah tried to run away when God called him to be a prophet to the evil city of Nineveh. It was only after being thrown into the sea, swallowed by a giant fish, and spit out three days later that Jonah perceived the wisdom of obeying God.

When Jonah finally did go to Nineveh, what message did he proclaim to the people there?

"Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned."

"From the north disaster will be poured out on all who live in Nineveh."

Cursed is the man who does not obey the terms of God's covenant."

"The Lord will send four kinds of destroyers against Nineveh, the sword to kill and the dogs to drag away and the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth to devour and destroy."

2) What was the reaction of the people of Nineveh to Jonah's message?

They believed Jonah and began fasting.

They laughed at Jonah and called him a fool.

They tried to kill Jonah, and he barely escaped with his life.

They took Jonah before the king, accusing him of inciting a riot.

3) What proclamation did the king of Nineveh issue?

"Anyone who speaks evil of the great city of Nineveh shall be thrown into the lions' den."

"Let man and beast be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence."

"Let every man, woman and child in Nineveh worship the God of Jonah."

"Neither god nor man shall ever destroy the great city of Nineveh!"

4) What did God finally do to the city of Nineveh?

He had compassion on the people of Nineveh and spared the city.

He sent a plague to punish the people for their evil and violence.

He allowed the Babylonian army to defeat and destroy the city.

He destroyed Nineveh in a rain of brimstone and fire.