THERE IS SOMETHING GREATER THAN JONAH HERE
Acrylic on archival quality masonite, 24 x 28”. ornate gold frame
In the Gospel of Matthew, the Pharisees ask Jesus for a sign and Jesus answers saying... “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign; but no sign will be
given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will arise at the judgement with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and BEHOLD, SOMETHING GREATER THAN JONAH IS HERE”
* Matthew 12: 38-41
Jonah’s three days in the whale’s belly forshadows Christ’s death and Resurrection. Jonah’s ministry to the Ninevites beyond the borders of Israel anticipates the spread of Christ’s gospel to all nations.