Contributed by Ken Smith on Dec 19, 2001
During the reign of Jeroboam II God sent Jonah to Nineveh to call its people to repent of their sins; Nineveh surprisingly repented but Jonah was unexcited about God’s grace.
Jonah was a prophet sent by God to proclaim a message in a foreign land of Assyria, unlike other prophets who voiced their message to their home lands of Israel and Judah. Assyria was a constant threat to the people of Israel. To the Israelites, Nineveh was a byword for evil. Famous for their