555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

148. Was It a Whale That Swallowed Jonah?

Nowhere in the book of Jonah are we told that the fish that swallowed Jonah was a whale. In Matt 12 40 the word "whale" is used, but the revised version gives "sea monster" in the margin. There is absolute proof that sea monsters large enough to swallow a man have been found in the Mediterranean and other seas.