Notes on the end of the Book of Job and the Book of Jonah

Notes on the end of the Book of Job and the Book of Jonah

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Notes on the end of The Book of Job and the Book of Jonah.
6And the Lord God prepared a [a]plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah [b]was very grateful for the plant. 7But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it so damaged the plant that it withered. 8And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he grew faint. Then he wished death for himself, and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.” 
Jonah 4:6-8 
15And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. 16After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations. 17So Job died, being old and full of days. 
Job 42:15-16 
At the end of the Book of Job, the Lord says that out of all the women in the land none were more beautiful or fair in the land. Note that the Lord means that Job's daughters were beautiful in all ways and not just physical beauty. 
At the end of the Book of Jonah, The Lord makes a plant for Jonah that he might be comforted in his grief but the next day prepared a worm that it might come upon the plant, damage it, and it withered. What's to note about the verse 4:6-8 is that the plant grew overnight and diminished and faded away in a night. The worm being a temptation, and test for Jonah to see what he would do with his found prosperity. In verse 8 in the Book of Jonah, a scorching east wind comes upon him. Note that the east is where the sun rises. Besides it being a real east wind near the city of Ninevah theres also what seems to be a pining for the past in what can't be turned back. Time.
As for the east wind and what it means it seems to be reiterated in other passages of other books. One specific scripture being Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feeds on the wind and pursues the east wind all day long; they multiply falsehood and violence; they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried to Egypt.

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Added on November 24, 2022
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