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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jonah  \Jo"nah\,  n. 
  The  Hebrew  prophet,  who  was  cast  overboard  as  one  who 
  endangered  the  ship;  hence  any  person  whose  presence  is 
  unpropitious. 
 
  {Jonah  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  crab  ({Cancer  borealis})  of 
  the  eastern  coast  of  the  United  States,  sometimes  found 
  between  tides,  but  usually  in  deep  water. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Jonah 
  n  1:  (Old  Testament)  Jonah  did  not  wish  to  become  a  prophet  so 
  God  caused  a  great  storm  to  throw  him  overboard  from  a 
  ship;  he  was  saved  by  being  swallowed  by  a  whale  that 
  vomited  him  out  onto  dry  land  [syn:  {Jonah}] 
  2:  a  person  believed  to  bring  bad  luck  to  those  around  him 
  [syn:  {jinx}] 
  3:  a  book  in  the  Old  Testament  that  tells  the  story  of  Jonah 
  and  the  whale  [syn:  {Jonah}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jonah 
  a  dove,  the  son  of  Amittai  of  Gath-hepher.  He  was  a  prophet  of 
  Israel,  and  predicted  the  restoration  of  the  ancient  boundaries 
  (2  Kings  14:25-27)  of  the  kingdom.  He  exercised  his  ministry 
  very  early  in  the  reign  of  Jeroboam  II.,  and  thus  was 
  contemporary  with  Hosea  and  Amos;  or  possibly  he  preceded  them 
  and  consequently  may  have  been  the  very  oldest  of  all  the 
  prophets  whose  writings  we  possess.  His  personal  history  is 
  mainly  to  be  gathered  from  the  book  which  bears  his  name  It  is 
  chiefly  interesting  from  the  two-fold  character  in  which  he 
  appears,  (1)  as  a  missionary  to  heathen  Nineveh,  and  (2)  as  a 
  type  of  the  "Son  of  man." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jonah,  or  Jonas,  a  dove;  he  that  oppresses;  destroyer 
 




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