The biblical book of Jonah is written from a historical standpoint. Its historical places, events and personages can be verified from archaeology and written records of Assyria.
The creature (not a whale) that swallowed Jonah (Greek: ketos) is known from sculptures, paintings and writings over many centuries. No later story-teller could be aware of the fine details found in this contemporary account.
Discover why the people of Nineveh so readily repented, and the change this made in the fortunes of their empire.