Jonah vs. Tanakh



The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious.


the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings


(Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land


a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him


a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale


Jonah or Jonas, son of Amittai, is a prophet in the Hebrew Bible and the Quran, from Gath-hepher of the northern kingdom of Israel in about the 8th century BCE. Jonah is the central figure of the Book of Jonah, which details his reluctance in delivering God's judgement on the city of Nineveh, and then his subsequent, albeit begrudged, return to the divine mission after he is swallowed by a large sea creature. In Judaism, the story of Jonah represents the teaching of teshuva, which is the ability to repent and be forgiven by God.

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