Today’s Question: Was Jonah swallowed by a whale or by a ‘big fish’?

Interpretations differ. Here’s another one: Jonah died while he was inside the big fish.

After three days, Jonah’s lifeless corpse was disgorged by that same fish, on the sea shore, near the city of Nineveh.

God raised Jonah from the dead and sent him on his mission to the Ninevites, still smelling heavily of fish.

As things turned out, the Ninevites worshiped Dagon, who was a pagan, “fish god”. The intense, fishy odor gave Jonah the necessary “street cred” to successfully accomplish his assigned mission.

The Ninevites repented and for a time, they were spared. Jonah wasn’t pleased, but God was pleased and Jesus had a future sign pointing to his glorious resurrection – without the fishy odor, of course.

Asked and answered today on Yahoo!Answers

1 Comment

  1. The story of Jonah, in the Old Testament, was a foreshadowing of Christ Jesus to come… the REAL REDEEMER! in the New Testament-GOD incarnate!


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