Jonah 1:1-4

20Nov09

Thanks to those of you who were kind enough to offer your critique on Jonah 1:1-2 yesterday. Here’s a revised translation (save this for your RDSV):

1 Now the word of YHWH happened to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, 2 “Get up; go to Nineveh the great city and call out against them because their evil has come up before me.”

Here’s today’s OT text:

ג וַיָּ֤קָם יוֹנָה֙ לִבְרֹ֣חַ תַּרְשִׁ֔ישָׁה מִלִּפְנֵ֖י יְהוָ֑ה וַיֵּ֨רֶד יָפ֜וֹ וַיִּמְצָ֥א אֳנִיָּ֣ה ׀ בָּאָ֣ה תַרְשִׁ֗ישׁ וַיִּתֵּ֨ן שְׂכָרָ֜הּ וַיֵּ֤רֶד בָּהּ֙ לָב֤וֹא עִמָּהֶם֙ תַּרְשִׁ֔ישָׁה מִלִּפְנֵ֖י יְהוָֽה׃ ד וַֽיהוָ֗ה הֵטִ֤יל רֽוּחַ־גְּדוֹלָה֙ אֶל־הַיָּ֔ם וַיְהִ֥י סַֽעַר־גָּד֖וֹל בַּיָּ֑ם וְהָ֣אֳנִיָּ֔ה חִשְּׁבָ֖ה לְהִשָּׁבֵֽר׃

And my translation:

3 And Jonah got up to run away to Tarshish from before YHWH, and he went down to Jappa. He found a ship that went to Tarshish, and he paid its fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from before YHWH. 4 But YHWH hurled a strong wind into the sea, and a great windstorm happened on the sea such that the ship threatened (lit., planned or considered) to be destroyed.

Well, Jonah got up… but he didn’t go where he was told.

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