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  • In the first glace, it is necessary to observe that the Greek word cetos, used by

    Smith's Bible Dictionary 1884

  • 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

    Smith's Bible Dictionary 1884

  • Et creavit Deus cetos magnos, et omnem animum viventem, repentem, quam repere fecerunt aquae juxta species suas: et omne volatile alatum secundum speciem cujusque.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1 1509-1564 1996

  • 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.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1 1509-1564 1996


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