Study questions, maps, charts, outlines, and links to help you study the Old Testament book of Jonah.
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- Jonah was a prophet from the village of Gath Hepher, located approximately 3 miles north of Nazareth.
- Jesus likened the prophet Jonah to himself (Matthew 12:39-41).
- The story of Jonah involves almost exclusively a Gentile nation.
- Nineveh was a world empire for about 300 years from 900-60 BC.
- Jonah was a contemporary of Jeroboam II, King of Israel 782-753 BC.
- Assyria’s willingness to repent may have been helped by a plague in 765 BC; a solar eclipse in 763 BC and another plague in 759 BC.
- The repentance of Nineveh probably took place during the reign of Ashurdan (773-755 BC).
- After repenting due to the preaching of Jonah, the city stood for another 150 years until the Babylonians rebelled against the Assyrians in 636 BC and conquered Nineveh in 612 BC.
Genre: Understanding Narrative
James Van Dine: Analysis of Jonah
JVernon McGee: Jonah – Introductory Notes, Outlines
David Malick:An Introduction to the Book of Jonah
David Malick: An Argument of the Book of Jonah
Charles Swindoll: Book of Jonah Overview
Maps from Holman Bible Atlas
The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah
Judah Alone amid International Powers
The Persian Period
- Compassion (compassionate), relent (s), turn (turned), pray (prayer, prayed), perish, Lord, called on the Lord (called out to the Lord).
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology: Jonah, Theology Of
American Tract Society: Jonah
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary: Jonah
Fausset Bible Dictionary: Jonah
Holman Bible Dictionary: Jonah
Kitto’s Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature: Jonah
Morrish Bible Dictionary: Jonah
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Jonah
McClintock and Strong: Jonah
1911 Encyclopedia Britannica: Jonah
World Jewish Bible Society: The Book of Jonah
Commentaries & Study Bibles
Ligionier.org Top 5 Commentaries: Jonah
Tim Challies Best Commentaries:
Commentary Reviews: Jonah
Calvin’s Commentary on the Bible: Jonah
Matthew Henry: Jonah
Albert Barnes Notes: Jonah
Reformation Study Bible Notes: Jonah
Geneva Study Bible: Jonah
Precept Austin Commentaries & Sermons: Jonah
Don Anderson: Minor Prophets Study Guide
Gregg Allen: The Lord of Storms
Christian Friend: The Book of Jonah.
Steven Cole: Jonah 1-3 God’s Reluctant Missionary