Posts Tagged ‘Jaffa’

Read Jonah Chapter 1
1. Who was Jonah according to Jonah 1:1?

2. Who told Jonah to go to Ninevah? Why was he to go there?

3. Where was Ninevah?

4. Why was Ninevah a “great city?”

5. Where was Tarshish?

6. From Whom was Jonah fleeing according to Jonah 1:3?

7. What do you learn from the following verses?
Psalm 139:7-10

Jeremiah 23:24

Amos 9:2-4

8. Where did Jonah go to catch the ship to Tarshish?

9. Where is Joppa (Jaffa) located in Israel?


Old Jaffa – Israel
Jaffa (Joppa) – Israel
Seaport of Jaffa (Joppa) – Israel

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Jaffa aka Joppa

In Israel, there is Bible-relevant history everywhere you look. The ancient city of Joppa dates back to 2000 B.C. suggesting it was established after the flood by one of Noah’s sons – probably Japheth.


Joppa is one of the oldest ports in the world making it very important to Ancient Israel. Solomon had the supplies to build the temple, sent by Hiram, King of Tyre, brought in through Joppa.


Old Jaffa

Later when Ezra was rebuilding the temple, supplies were sent to Joppa from Lebanon.



Joppa also is famous as the port from which the prophet Jonah caught a boat to Tarshish to flee the command of the LORD to go to Ninevah to tell them of the coming judgment of God for their sin.

You may remember that Jonah ended up being thrown overboard and was subsequently swallowed by a large fish where he stayed for 3 days and 3 nights before being vomited out on dry land.


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