In reading again the book of Jonah, I have come to consider something that I had not thought about before and wondered if you might give me some clues as to why this happened. Jonah was to go to Nineveh, yet Ninevah was not in Israel, the people of Nineveh were not Israelites, whereas Jonah was a Jew and and Israelite. Jesus said to the Cannanite woman is it right to take the childrens bread and throw it to dogs? (Mt 15:26) Which seems to me to reinforce that He went to the Israelites, not the Gentiles like those from Ninevah. So why could it have been that Ninevah was chosen of all the pagan nations to be reached by Yahweh through Jonah?