Jonah represents Jesus as the resurrection and the life. Jonah was a picture of the death and resurrection of Christ. Jonah was resurrected from the whale to pursue God’s path that he had laid before him, which was to rebuke Nineveh into repentance. Jesus Christ told of one sign He would give to authentic His claims – that was the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale , the Son of Man would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.