Jonah 3:2

Overview - Jonah 3
Jonah, sent again, preaches to the Ninevites.
Upon their repentance,
10 God repents.
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Jonah 3:2  (King James Version)
Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.

Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, was situated on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, opposite the present Mosul, about 280 miles north of Babylon, 400 N
E. of Damascus, in latitude
36 degrees 20' N longitude 73 degrees 10' E. It was not only
a very ancient, ( Genesis 10:11, ,)but also a very great city. Strabo says that it was much larger than Babylon, the circuit of which he estimates at 385 Genesis 385 ; furlongs; and, according to Diodorus Siculus, it was an oblong parallelogram, extending 150 Genesis 150 ; furlongs in length, 90 Genesis 90 ; in breadth, and 480 Genesis 480 ; in
circumference, ie., about 20 miles long, 12 broad, and 60 in compass. This agrees with the account given here of its being "an exceeding great city of three days' journey," i
e., in
circuit; for 20 ; miles a day was the common computation for a pedestrian. It was surrounded by large walls 100 ; feet high, so broad that three chariots could drive abreast on them, and defended by Jonah 3:1 Jonah 3:500 ; towers 200 ; feet in height. See notes on Nahum. 3 ; 1:2 Zephaniah 2:13-15

Jeremiah 1:17 ; 15:19-21 Ezekiel 2:7 ; 3:17 Matthew 3:8 ; John 5:14