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I would suugest 4 reasons that Jonah was alive and not dead, then resurrected. 1) as Scacewater posted, the Hebrew is poetic, and " up to my neck" and Sheol references underscore the poetry/literary style of Jonah 2. As an example of the poetic nature, God "spoke to the fish" (spoke is wayomer וַיֹּ֥אמֶר) Jonah 2:10 as in Gen 1. 2) If he were dead, then ...


"Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away" - (Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33). The Bible records it three times for double emphasis. It simply means that all created matter may pass away (because the heaven and earth were created by God (Genesis 1:1), but the Word of The Omnipotent God (Revelation 19:6), The Only Potentate (1 ...

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