As is exemplified in the Biblical story of Jonah, the belly of the whale is a realm of death and rebirth; emerging from a whale is initia tion into a new life, or resurrection. In Christianity, the whale is the devil, its JAWS can be the gates of HELL, and its belly can be hell itself. For as Jonah was THREE days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the EARTH (Matthew 12:40).

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