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Jonah 1:2-3 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Set out for the great city[a] of Nineveh, and preach against it; for their wickedness has come before me. But Jonah made ready to flee to Tarshish,[b] away from the Lord. He went down to Joppa, found a ship going to Tarshish, paid the fare, and went down in it to go with them to Tarshish, away from the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. 1:2 Great city: exaggeration is characteristic of this book; the word “great” (Heb. gadol) occurs fourteen times.
  2. 1:3 Tarshish: identified by many with Tartessus, an ancient Phoenician colony in southwest Spain; precise identification with any particular Phoenician center in the western Mediterranean is uncertain. To the Israelites it stood for the far west.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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