Character Study on Jonas

Character Study on Jonas

Matthew 12: But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
Matthew 12: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Matthew 12: The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
Matthew 16: A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
Luke 11: And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
Luke 11: For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
Luke 11: The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
John 21: So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
John 21: He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
John 21: He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jonas

Greek form of Jonah (Matthew 12:39,40,41 , etc.).



The father of the apostles Peter (John 21:15-17 ) and Andrew; but the reading should be (also in 1:42), as in the Revised Version, "John," instead of Jonas.


1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Jonas
(Hebrew: dove)

A Minor Prophet. One of the best sources for information about him is found in 4Kings 14. The home of Jonas is now identified with El Meshed, about five miles northeast of Nazareth, in the tribal territory of Zebulon; thus he belonged to the northern kingdom. The period of his ministry is determined by its connection with the reign of Jeroboam II (783-743 BC), practically coinciding with the era of decline in the Assyrian Empire which came between the two powerful rulers, Adadnirari III (810-782 BC) and Theglathphalasar III (745-728 BC). Consequently we can account for much in Jonas's career: that he could foretell the victories of Jeroboam; that he could speak of the grandeur of Ninive as past; that he could preach to a nation once proud, now crushed.

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Jonas, Book of
A book of the Bible, comprising four chapters. Chapters 1,2 relate Jonas's attempt to resist the order of God that he go to preach in Ninive, the capital of Assyria, and the story of his being swallowed by a great fish specially prepared by God. Chapters 3,4 record the accomplishment of his mission and the repentance of Ninive, Jonas is the prophet of God's mercy upon the Gentile nations. The composition of the book was formerly ascribed to the prophet himself, but more recent scholars regard it as written after the destruction of Ninive in 612 BC. Moreover the quotations of psalms in the canticle of Jonas, and the language of the book, which contains Aramaisms, would rather indicate a date about 450 BC. A few Catholic writers have taken the view that the story of Jonas is a parable and was intended to teach certain religious truths, e.g., that man is subject to God, that God in His mercy and goodness calls all men, even pagans, to salvation, etc., but the traditional view, commonly held by Catholics, is that it is a real history. On this point the Church continues the Jewish tradition which has always accepted this book as historic and canonic. Christ Himself proves its authenticity in Matthew 12, when He puts several facts on the same line of truth: Jonas in the whale's belly, the Judgment, the visit of the Queen of Saba to Solomon. The Book of Jonas is used in the Breviary on the Saturday of the fourth week in November, and in the Missal on the Monday in Passion Week. The tenth prophecy on Holy Saturday is taken from Jonas, 3:1-10.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Jonas
(joh' nuhss) KJV spelling for Jonah in New Testament. See Jonah ; Jona .

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jonas
JONAS . 1. Esther 9:1 Esther 9:1 = Ezra 10:6 Jehohanan , Nehemiah 12:23 Johanan. 2. Esther 9:23 Esther 9:23 = Ezra 10:23 Eliezer . 3. 2Es 1:39 the prophet Jonah 4:1-11 . See John, No. 6.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jonas, Jona
1. The Greek form of JONAH,q.v.

2. The father of Peter. John 1:42 ; John 21:15,17 .

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Jonah - Or Jonas
Jona - See Jonas
Barjona - 'Son of Jonas,' surname of Peter
Jonas, Book of - Chapters 1,2 relate Jonas's attempt to resist the order of God that he go to preach in Ninive, the capital of Assyria, and the story of his being swallowed by a great fish specially prepared by God. Chapters 3,4 record the accomplishment of his mission and the repentance of Ninive, Jonas is the prophet of God's mercy upon the Gentile nations. Moreover the quotations of psalms in the canticle of Jonas, and the language of the book, which contains Aramaisms, would rather indicate a date about 450 BC. A few Catholic writers have taken the view that the story of Jonas is a parable and was intended to teach certain religious truths, e. Christ Himself proves its authenticity in Matthew 12, when He puts several facts on the same line of truth: Jonas in the whale's belly, the Judgment, the visit of the Queen of Saba to Solomon. The Book of Jonas is used in the Breviary on the Saturday of the fourth week in November, and in the Missal on the Monday in Passion Week. The tenth prophecy on Holy Saturday is taken from Jonas, 3:1-10
Bar-Jona - Son of Jonah, the patronymic of Peter (Matthew 16:17 ; John 1:42 ), because his father's name was Jonas
John (2) - —The father of Simon Peter (John 1:42; John 21:15-17, Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885; Authorized Version Jonas)
Jonas - ... ... The father of the apostles Peter (John 21:15-17 ) and Andrew; but the reading should be (also in 1:42), as in the Revised Version, "John," instead of Jonas
Jonas - Jonas
Jehohanan - Ezra 10:6 ( Jonas , Esther 9:1 Esther 9:1 ; Johanan , Nehemiah 12:22-23 ; Jonathan , Nehemiah 12:11 ) high priest
Jonas - The home of Jonas is now identified with El Meshed, about five miles northeast of Nazareth, in the tribal territory of Zebulon; thus he belonged to the northern kingdom. Consequently we can account for much in Jonas's career: that he could foretell the victories of Jeroboam; that he could speak of the grandeur of Ninive as past; that he could preach to a nation once proud, now crushed
Bible, Books of the - According to the Council of Trent, there are three groups in the Old Testament, embracing 46 books: ...
21 historical books:

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Josue

Judges

Ruth

1,2Kings (1,2Samuel)

3,4Kings (1,2Kings)

1,2Paralipomenon (1,2Chronicles)

Esdras

Nehemiah

Tobias

Judith

Esther

1,2Machabees

7 didactical books:

Job

Psalms

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Canticle of Canticles (Song of Solomon)

Wisdom and

Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

18 prophetical books:

Isaias

Jeremias (with Lamentations)

the major prophets

Baruch

Ezechiel

Daniel

the minor prophets

Osee

Joel

Amos

Abdias or Obadiah

Jonas

Micah

Nahum

Habacuc

Sophonias or Zephaniah

Aggeus or Haggai

Zacharias

Malachias
The difference between the Jewish and Catholic counting is due to the fact that the Catholics accept also the so-called deuterocanonical books
John - ] Jonas ), who is called in Matthew 16:7 Bar-Jona ( h )
Names - ’ The Greek idiom is frequently followed, however, as in John 21:17 ‘Simon of Jonas’; or, written more fully with υἱός, ‘son,’ ‘Simon son of Jonas’ (John 1:42)
Love - This word seems to require explanation only in the case of its use by our Lord in his interview with "Simon, the son of Jonas," after his resurrection (John 21:16,17 )
Jannes - Some of the Hebrews call them Janes and Jambres; others, Jochana and Mamre, or Jonas and Jombros
jo'Nah - This was "the sign of the prophet Jonas
Sign - , consisting of) the prophet Jonas;" Matthew 16:4 ; Luke 2:34 ; 11:29,30 ; (c) of miraculous acts (1) as tokens of Divine authority and power, e
Christ, Divinity of - He is greater than Solomon and Jonas, greater than Moses and Elias, greater than John the Baptist whom He declared to be the greatest among the sons of men, greater, finally, than the angels of heaven
Divinity of Christ - He is greater than Solomon and Jonas, greater than Moses and Elias, greater than John the Baptist whom He declared to be the greatest among the sons of men, greater, finally, than the angels of heaven
Andrew - A fisherman of Bethsaida at the lake of Gennesareth, son of Jonas
Peter - The son of Jonas and one of the twelve apostles
Peter - The son of Jonas was, to begin with, a man of the strongest, the most wilful, and the most wayward impulses; impulses that, but for the watchfulness and the prayerfulness of his Master, might easily have become the most headlong and destructive passions. " Such, then, was Peter's so perilous temperament, which he bad inherited from his father Jonas. In so early designating the son of Jonas a rock, his Master was but antedating some of Simon's coming and most characteristic graces. Whatever, then, may be the true and full explanation, suffice it to us to know that our Lord thus saluted Simon, and said to him, Simon, son of Jonas, thou shalt be called Cephas, which is, by interpretation, a rock
Peter - " He was a son of Jonas (John, so read the best manuscripts), a brother of Andrew, probably a native of Bethsaida in Galilee
Peter - He was of Bethsaida, and was the son of Jonas, a fisherman, which occupation he also followed
Columbanus, Abbat of Luxeuil And Bobbio - His life, written with great care and minuteness by Jonas, of Susa in Piedmont, a monk of his monastery at Bobbio, in the time of Attala and Eustace, his immediate successors, is now pub. 219–239), who appends the account of miracles omitted by Jonas, and other additions ( ib. 1667), which includes Jonas's Life and St
Gentleness (2) - His ‘O ye of little faith’ (Matthew 8:26), ‘Can ye drink the cup that I drink of?’ (Mark 10:38), ‘Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things’ (Luke 10:41), ‘Could ye not watch with me one hour?’ (Matthew 26:40), ‘Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?’ (John 21:15 ff
pe'Ter - " He was the son of a man named Jonas, ( Matthew 16:17 ; John 1:42 ; 21:16 ) and was brought up in his father's occupation, that of a fisherman
Matthias the Successor to Judas Iscariot - It would melt a far harder heart than the heart of the emotional son of Jonas ever was. Like Andrew and Simon the sons of Jonas, and like John the son of Zebedee, Matthias was a disciple of the Baptist at that time, confessing his sins
Peter (2) - —Simon Peter was the son of a man called Jonas (Matthew 16:17) or John (John 1:42), or possibly Jonas John, a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee
Peter - We next read of our Lord's singular interview with Peter on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where he thrice asked him, "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?" (John 21:1-19 )
John the Apostle - ... In the selection of the twelve subsequently the two sons of Jonas and Zebedee's two sons stand foremost
Jonah - וֹנָה ‘dove,’ Authorized Version of NT Jonas)
Matthew, the Gospel According to - of his own household" Micah 7:5-6 Matthew 11:5 "Blind receive sight" Isaiah 35:5 Matthew 11:10 "Behold, I send My messenger" Malachi 3:1 Matthew 11:14 "Elias, which was for to come " Malachi 4:5 Matthew 12:3 "Have ye not read what David did?" 1 Samuel 21:1-6 Matthew 12:5 "Priests profane sabbath" Numbers 28:9 Matthew 12:7 "Mercy, not sacrifice" Hosea 6:6 Matthew 12:18-21 "Behold My Servant" Isaiah 42:1-4 Matthew 12:40 "Jonas three days in whale's belly"... Jonah 1:17 Matthew 12:42 "Queen of the south came" 1 Kings 10:1 Matthew 13:14-15 "Hearing ye shall hear" Isaiah 6:9-10 Matthew 13:35 "I will open my mouth in parables" Psalms 78:2-3 Matthew 15:8 "This people draweth nigh
Ebionism And Ebionites - Hence such Ebionites tended to exalt the Old at the expense of the New to magnify Moses and the Prophets and to allow Jesus Christ to be "nothing more than a Solomon or a Jonas" (Tertull
Peter - Son of Jonas (Matthew 16:17; John 1:43; John 21:16); tradition makes Johanna his mother's name
Caesarea Philippi - ... Addressing Peter as Simon Bar-Jona,* [Note: Bar-Jona , or ‘son of Jonas,’ probably means ‘son of John’ (cf