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In the first glace, it is necessary to observe that the Greek word cetos, used by
It remains for us in this article to consider the transaction recorded in the book of Jonah, of that prophet having been swallowed up by some great fish "which in (Matthew 12: 40) is called cetos
Et creavit Deus cetos magnos, et omnem animum viventem, repentem, quam repere fecerunt aquae juxta species suas: et omne volatile alatum secundum speciem cujusque.
The word commonly rendered whales (cetos vel cete) might in my judgment be not improperly translated thynnus or tunny fish, as corresponding with the Hebrew word thaninim.