The prophecy of Jonah is unique among the prophetic book for several reasons. It’s the only prophecy directed toward another nation besides Israel or Judah. It’s very different from all the other Minor Prophets in that it’s completely autobiographical. It tells the story of one prophet and his relationship with God. The prophets own story becomes the prophecy. And it’s not a flattering story, which once again argues for the authenticity of God’s Word. It tells the truth and doesn’t whitewash reality.