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Jonas(jō`nəs), Greek form of Hebrew JonahJonah
, prophetic book of the Bible. It tells the story of a prophet called by God to preach repentance to the city of Nineveh. According to the Second Book of Kings, Jonah lived during the reign (c.786 B.C.–c.746 B.C.) of Jeroboam II.
..... Click the link for more information. . St. Peter's father is called Jonas and Jona (KJV) and John (RSV).
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a. a Hebrew prophet who, having been thrown overboard from a ship in which he was fleeing from God, was swallowed by a great fish and vomited onto dry land
b. the book in which his adventures are recounted
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