The Preaching of Jonah Against Nineveh

“God selects a man from southern Galilee by the name of Jonah to take a special message of repentance to the heathen Assyrians living in the great metropolitan area of Nineveh. 

The basic improbability of the mission, as viewed through human eyes, is underscored when Jonah attempts to evade his special responsibility and is swallowed by a large fish which God miraculously provides for the occasion.  Thereby convinced of God’s limitless power, Jonah proceeds to deliver the message that Nineveh is about to be destroyed and that repentance is in order.

The account is an amazing demonstration of God’s universal grace and divine concern at a time when a rather exclusivistic Israel is in great need of a reminder that, despite being God’s chosen people, their failure to repent actually lowers them to a level of spirituality beneath even penitent pagans.”

Read: Jonah 1, 2, 3 & 4

“The historical record now confirms Jonah’s mission and tells how God gives Jeroboam great military success and prosperity.”

Read: 2 Kings 13:5-6, 2 Kings 14:25-2

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.