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  • Maggie on Jonah 1
    I think the main lesson for us all in the story of Jonah is that we cannot run from God. God's will must be done one way or another.
  • Adam - in Reply on Jonah 1
    Good point!
  • Margaret rees - in Reply on Jonah 1
    Yes I know that. My point was that everyone seems to think that the book of Jonah is more about the Whale, or fish as the Bible says. Thank you for answering my question. God Bless you.
  • Golden eagle - in Reply on Jonah 1
    Nailed it!
  • Patricia - in Reply on Jonah 1
    How did Jonah breath in the whale belly? I assume that God kept him alive to do his will.
  • Chris - in Reply on Jonah 1
    Patricia, "the great fish" that God prepared to swallow up & accommodate Jonah would most likely be a mammal (like a whale, having no gills but lungs to breathe). So it is conjecture on my part, to think that whenever this fish came up for air, we have Jonah also taking in the oxygen simultaneously. Now, since a whale doesn't come up for air that often, one would think that there might have been sufficient oxygen in the fish's body to keep Jonah alive until the next inhalation.

    And yes, God had a great part in keeping his rebellious prophet alive in the fish, if for nothing more, than sustain him without food & water & to comfort him in his extraordinary surroundings.



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