The Downward Spiral

 

Yahweh calls on Jonah to call out the calamity which defined the Assyrian people of Nineveh. The Ninevites were a cruel, wicked, polytheistic empire of people who created fear and caused tyranny to the surrounding nations. The mission God has planned for Jonah, as a spokesperson for God to the Ninevites, violates Jonah’s perception of the way the world works, and so he flees, embarking on a downward spiral that exposes the calamity of his own soul.