We think Jonah died inside the great fish, then 3 days and 3 nights later God raised him from the dead*. Jesus implied so when comparing the event to His own death, burial, and resurrection (Jonah 1:17 and Matthew 12:40). Rhetorical question: who had the better ride, Jonah or Noah? Betcha didn’t know that years ago there was a very funny song written using this comparison. Click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3jdbFOidds.
|Death, Burial, Rez’|
To stop storm, they tossed Jonah in drink,
causing storm to stop, quick as a wink.
Then along came huge fish.
It consumed tasty dish,
who spent three days and nights in God’s clink.