Jonah (Hebrew: יוֹנָה, Yona Yônā ; dove; Arabic: يونس‎ Yūnus, Yūnis or يونان Yūnān ; Greek/Latin: Ionas) is the name given in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh/Old Testament) to a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel in about the 8th century BC, the eponymous central character in the Book of Jonah, famous for being swallowed by a fish or a whale, depending on translation. The Biblical story of Jonah is also repeated, with a few notable differences, in the Qur'an.

Read more about Jonah:  The Story of Jonah, Jonah in Christianity, Jonah in Judaism, Jonah in Islam, Jonah in Sailors' Superstition, The Fish, Various Locations Associated With Jonah, Connections To Other Legends

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    Why need Christians be still intolerant and superstitious? The simple-minded sailors were unwilling to cast overboard Jonah at his own request.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)