Time 775 to 760 B.C.
The book is concerned with the commission of Jonah
to warn the city of Nineveh (capital of Assyria) to repent
and obey Godís commandments so that they might avoid destruction.
Jonah is reluctant to preach this message and is therefore
swallowed by a great fish. He remains in the belly of the
fish for three days. Upon his release, he preaches the message
to the people of Nineveh, who believe his message, repent
of their sins and are spared by God.
flight Chapter 1 v 1 to 17
prayer Chapter 2 v 1 to 10
preaching Chapter 3 v 1 to 10
displeasure Chapter 4 v 1 to 11