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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Jonah

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Jonah (jô'nah), 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. His story is related in the book that bears his Dame. Christ tells of "the sign of the prophet Jonah." Luke 11:29-30. But the resurrection of Christ itself was also shadowed forth in the history of the prophet. Matthew 12:39; Matthew 12:41; Matthew 16:4. The mission of Jonah was highly symbolical. The old tradition made the burial place of Jonah to be Gath-hepher; the modern tradition places it at Nebi-Yunus, opposite Mosul.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Jonah'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/j/jonah.html. 1893.

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