Why is the book of Jonah placed in the middle of the minor prophets? Does it have any prophetic relevance for us today? Why did Jonah try to get away from the “presence of the Lord”? Was Jonah really swallowed up by a big fish? In what way did this incident mirror Christ’s death and burial? Why did Jonah hope that Nineveh would still be destroyed? Does the Church of God have a commission today regarding modern Assyria?