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Jonah vs King of Nineveh: Chronological, Historical and Archaeological Evidence

ByGerard Gertoux

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Historians consider the Biblical account of Jonah's warning against Nineveh as pious fiction, but the Gospels refer to it as a real story (Lk 11:29-32). The book of Jonah, despite its brevity, gives some verifiable information regarding Nineveh, a very old city, which disappeared completely after its destruction in 612 BCE. The dimensions mentioned seem colossal, however they do agree with the accounts of Herodotus, Diodorus and Strabo. Jonah’s mission coincided with Jeroboam II’s accession (2 Ki 14:23-25) and Shalmaneser III’s death in 824 BCE who had previously commissioned Shamshi-Adad V as new Crown prince to quell the revolt headed by his brother Assur-danin-pal, who had headed 27 cities including the renowned Nineveh. Jonah's mission was therefore a success since Assyrian expansionism to the Mediterranean coast would cease, at least for 80 years.

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Publication Date
Nov 14, 2015
Language
English
ISBN
9781329689480
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Gerard Gertoux

Specifications

Pages
102
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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