About the Book of Jonah
This book records what happened to a man called Jonah. Jonah lived in Gath Hepher, a town in Israel. Israel is east of the Mediterranean Sea.
We also read about Jonah in 2 Kings 14:25. The king was Jeroboam the Second. He ruled in the 8th century
Jonah may have written the book. Or another
Nineveh was a city north east of Israel. Nineveh was in the country that today people call Iraq. The people in Nineveh were very powerful. They were happy about this. They thought that they were very important. At one time, Nineveh was the most powerful place in all the countries in the East. It became a capital city. The countries near Nineveh joined into one group. They were powerful and they ruled together. But the people in Nineveh and in this group did very wrong things. The people did cruel things to each other. They had many troubles. It was a dangerous place to live.
In the 8th century
This book is about Jonah but it is also a book about God. It shows us who God is. It tells us what he does. He made the world and he rules over it. So we read about the storm, the fish, the plant and the