This is what happens when people who don’t read the Bible talk about or write about the Bible-
Unprecedented depictions of the biblical Jonah and the whale have been found at a fifth-century Roman synagogue in Israel’s lower Galilee. In the recently discovered mosaic, Jonah’s legs are shown dangling from the mouth of a large fish, which is being swallowed by a larger fish, which is being consumed by a third, even larger fish.
Here, let me give you a hand with the biblical text:
וימן יהוה דג גדול לבלע את־יונה ויהי יונה במעי הדג שׁלשׁה ימים ושׁלשׁה לילות׃
The relevant phrase is
‘Great fish’. That’s it. Not ‘whale’.
Might it have been a whale? Who knows. But calling it a whale is a misrepresentation of the biblical text. And that’s just not going to happen as long as I have breath. Accordingly, here’s your well deserved Dilly-