Summary: According to the Hebrew Bible, Jonah was considered a prophet of Israel
during the 8th century BCE; he was commissioned by God to call the city of Ninevah
In the book of Yeshua, Jonah is mentioned by Yeshua while responding to scribes and
Pharisees who had asked for a miraculous sign to confirm whether or not Yeshua was
come from God (Y:11:78-79). Yeshua rebuked them, stating the only sign given would
be a sign of repentance, in similitude of Jonah being a sign of repentance for Ninevah
Compare: Yeshua 11:79-86 with New Testament: Luke 11:29-32; Matthew 12:38-42
83. You hypocrites, filled with deceit; you discern readily both earth and sky, but
you cannot discern the signs of the time.
84. Will you now ask for a sign from above? Behold, there will no sign be given you
except the sign of Jonah.
85. For as Jonah was a sign of repentance unto the Ninevites, even so shall the Son
of Man be unto this generation.
86. I tell you truly, that the Queen of the South will rise up in judgment against
87. For even she did come from the ends of the earth that she might hear the wisdom
of Solomon, and now is there come unto you one which is greater than Solomon, and
you will not hear.
88. And in judgment shall all Ninevah come forth to judge you, for they repented
long ago at the preaching of Jonah, and now is there come among you one which is
greater than Jonah, and you will not repent.
89. Think not that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets; for I came not
to destroy but to fulfill.
Come now and before the people answer, unto whom was the prophet Jonah sent: Israel
And when he had completed all which God had sent him to do, unto whom did God show
forth great mercy: Israel or Ninevah?