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Could a huge fish really swallow a man?


Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.   Jonah 1:17
            There have been real life accounts of people swallowed by fish and kept alive for a period of time.  James Bartley in the late 1800s was on a whaling expedition and survived inside a sperm whale for 36 hours.  Getting a person into a fish’s stomach is not impossible.  Surviving for three days is pretty miraculous.  As for Bartley, the whale died of constipation.
            Some sharks (whale sharks) are also large enough to swallow a human (obviously not someone as large as Shaq) as long as they don’t chew their food on the way down.
            Let’s not forget also, that if God wanted a fish to swallow a human and survive He could.  It is a miracle, but there is some practical evidence that proves it could happen.