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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
WHALE . 1. tannÃ®n . See Dragon ( 4 ). 2 . dÃ¢g gÃ¢dÃ´l , the ‘great fish’ of Jonah 1:17 , is in the LXX [Note: Septuagint.] and in Matthew 12:40 rendered in Gr. by kÃ§tos and tr. [Note: translate or translation.] ‘whale,’ though the Gr. word has a much wider significance. It is impossible to say what kind of fish is intended in the narrative. See, further, art. Jonah.
E. W. G. Masterman.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Whale'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/w/whale.html. 1909.