Jonah was an Old Testament prophet to the Northern Kingdom of Israel in the middle of the 8th Century BC. Then, God told him to go and call the Assyrians living in the city of Nineveh to repentance. But, not wanting to see the Ninevites receive God's mercy, he runs away. Not only would God deal mercifully with the Ninevites, but he also deals mercifully with Jonah. And He deals mercifully with us too.