The Book of Jonah is set during the reign of Jeroboam II around 760 BC (but may have been written around 500 BC) and is a drama between a passive man (Jonah, son of Amittai) and God.  In the book, Jonah is sent by God to prophesy the destruction of Nineveh but tries to escape the divine mission.  Interestingly, Jonah hailed from Gath-hepher, near Nazareth in an area that later came to be known as Galilee, making him one of the few prophets who hailed from the norther kingdom of Israel.