Was born in Gath hepher as mentioned in 2kings 14:25. Lord asked to him to go to Nineveh and warn them against the Lord.
Jonah goes to Joppa and from there finds a ship to Tarshish to flee from gods presence.
Have a look at this, to know how much tougher things we do rather easy commands to be followed.
Wasn’t Nineveh much easier than Tarshish?
Again have a look at this.
But there is nothing surprising about what Jonah did. We all travel the long route to a far off wrong place rather than nearby easily found Jesus Christ way.
Take the shorter route today!