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painting representing the Old Testament Book of Jonah The Book of Jonah (Hebrew: Sefer Yonah) is a book in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It tells the story of an Hebrew prophet named Jonah ben Amittai who is sent by God to prophesy the destruction of Nineveh but tries to escape the divine mission. Set in the reign of Jeroboam II (786-746 BCE), it was probably written in the post-exilic period (after 530 BCE).[citation needed] The story has an interesting interpretive history (see below) and has become well-known through popular children?s stories. In Judaism it is the Haftarah for the afternoon of Yom Kippur due to its story of God's willingness to forgive those who repent.
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