or Jonas, a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer

(dove), the fifth of the minor prophets, was the son of Amittai, and a native of Gath-hepher. (2 Kings 14:25) He flourished in or before the reign of Jeroboam II., about B.C. 820. Having already, as it seems, prophesied to Israel, he was sent to Nineveh. The time was one of political revival in Israel; […]

-Also called JONAS -A prophet of Israel 2Ki 14:25 -Sent by God to warn the city of Nineveh Jon 1:1,2 -Disobedience and punishment of Jon 1:3-17 -Repentance and deliverance of Jon 2; Mt 12:40 -Brought Ninevites to repentance Jon 3; Mt 12:41 -Displeased with God’s mercy to Nineveh -Reproved Jon 1:4 -Is a sign Mt […]

A dove, the son of Amittai of Gath-hepher. He was a prophet of Israel, and predicted the restoration of the ancient boundaries (2 Kings 14:25-27) of the kingdom. He exercised his ministry very early in the reign of Jeroboam II., and thus was contemporary with Hosea and Amos; or possibly he preceded them, and consequently […]

This book professes to give an account of what actually took place in the experience of the prophet. Some critics have sought to interpret the book as a parable or allegory, and not as a history. They have done so for various reasons. Thus (1) some reject it on the ground that the miraculous element […]