What city is Jonah told to call to repentance?
Jonah is commanded to call Nineveh to repent of their sins. (Jonah 1:2) He did not want to go to Assyria, as this nation was the chief enemy of Israel. However, though Jonah tried to run away fromGod, God through the “fish” changes his mind and heart. (Jonah 2) However, the real message is not about Jonah running from God, but through God’s mercy, His purpose is to save people from all nations as the entire city of Nineveh eventually repents. (Jonah 3) Interestingly, Jonah is also cited in 2 Kings 14:25 as a prophet during the reign of King Jeroboam son of Jehoash.