The Hebrew phrase "melek nineveh" ("king of Nineveh") is found in the Old Testament only in Jonah 3:6. This article wants to show that the title is not an anachronism. Why did the author ignore the usual designation "king of Assyria," found thirty times in 2 Kings 18-20? The common custom was to give provincial capitals the same name as the province. This could explain the fact that the book says the "city" was a three-day walk (3:3).
In the Hezekiah narrative found in 2 Kings 18-20 and Isaiah 36-Isaiaih 39 there is a repeated use of "trust" or "rely on." This article explores the context and content of "trust" in the narratives. Its occurrences elsewhere in Isaiah, Psalms, Proverbs, and other prophetic literature are examined as well, and it can be seen that these point to a consistent pattern of true and false grounds for "trust."