The Resurrection (top) and Jonah and the Whale (bottom)

Designer: George Hedgeland

Chapel, Jesus College, Oxford


Photographer: Colin Price (2016)

I am grateful to the Rev. Mr Colin Bennetts, Chaplain of Jesus College, Oxford, and the Rev. Mr Dennis Whitley, the former Chaplain, for providing me with the date of this stained glass (1977).— George P. Landow

Jonah and his time in the belly of the whale described in the Old Testament’s Book of Jonah were understood to be an authenticated type of Christ — authenticated because, like Moses striking the rock, Christ or one of His apostles cites it. According to Luke 11:39-40, “An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. ”

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