Jonah, yo-NAH, יוֹנָה
Jonah#Jonah_in_Islam (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Jonah (disambiguation).
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Jonah, as depicted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling
Born 9th century BCE[citation needed]
Died 8th century BCE[citation needed]
Venerated in Judaism
Major shrine Tomb of Jonah (destroyed), Mosul, Iraq
Feast September 21 – Roman Catholicism
July 31

Jonah or Jonas (Hebrew: יוֹנָה, Modern Yona, Biblically transliterated Yonah, Tiberian Yônā; dove; Arabic: يونس‎‎ Yūnus, Yūnis or يونان Yūnān ; 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 BCE. He is the eponymous central figure in the Book of Jonah, famous for being swallowed by a fish. The biblical narrative of Jonah is repeated, with a few notable differences, in the Quran.

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