Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Jonah, the character who plays the chief part in the Scriptural book that bears his name, is only once mentioned elsewhere in the Old Testament, viz., in the Second Book of Kings xiv. 25, where one of his prophecies is said to have been fulfilled in the reign of Jeroboam II. The references to Jonah in the New Testament show that the symbolical character of the book had a strong hold upon the Hebrew mind. The style betrays archaisms and possibly interpolations, which may or may not point to the existence of some ancient original or to an artificial imitation of primitive models.