[b-hebrew] One question about Yonah

Bearpecs at aol.com Bearpecs at aol.com
Wed Aug 20 23:16:24 EDT 2003

On a lighter note:  The traditional Jewish explanation is that "dag" and 
"dagah" indeed refer to two different fish, one male and one female.  Presumably 
the male vomited Yonah out and the female then swallowed him.  The exigetical 
point is that Yonah was too morose in the belly of the first fish to do 
anything about escaping, but in the female fish he noticed her eggs and was inspired 
by this sign of new life to call out in prayer, which was indeed answered.

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