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Who was Simon Peter’s father?

In John 1:42 we read He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter). While in Matthew 16:17 Jesus said to him “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah!”, meaning Simon son of Jonah. Later, in John 21, Jesus repeated […]

Who wrote the book of Jonah?

Although the book does not identify its author, it is traditional to assume that Jonah himself wrote it. However, this seems very unlikely, as he does not claim to be the author, and he is constantly referred to in the third person. Many biblical scholars argue that the book should be dated after the exile […]

What happen to Jonah after Nineveh?

Apart from the book named after him, Jonah is only mentioned once more in the Old Testament, in 2 Kings 14:25. He [Jeroboam II, king of Israel] restored the border of Israel from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the Lord, the God of Israel, which he spoke […]