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Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Jonah Overview

 

 


THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET JONAH.

JONAH was a Galilean, a native of Gath-hepher, which is thought to be the same with Jotapata, celebrated for the siege which Josephus the historian maintained against the Roman army. Gath-hepher was situated in the land of Zebulon, where was the canton of Ophir or Hepher. Jonah lived in the days of Jeroboam and Joash, kings of Israel; but we know little certain concerning him, excepting what is delivered in this prophesy, which is chiefly historical; containing nothing poetical, or similar to the usual prophetic style, except the prayer in the second chapter.

 


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Jonah:4 Overview". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/jonah-0.html. 1801-1803.

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