The great fish aside, what I could never wrap my head around was the repentance of Nineveh.
A city of 140,000 heard ONE lunatic "prophet" who warned Repent or Die and the ENTIRE city from the king to the least repented in ashes.
Insight says this was during Jeroboam II - 844 BC to 803 BC.
And yet, scant decades later, in 740 BC, God used these, the ultimate of cruel, sadistic barbarians to destroy Israel.
1. Why would God ask this depraved city to repent, and not ask others, including Sodom and Gomorrah, to repent?
2. Can one honestly believe that, with God as the one reading all of their hearts, ALL of 140,000 people sincerely repented?
3. Insight describes the Assyrians, in 740 BC, as being of unparalleled cruelty. How can this then be earlier written as genuine repentance?