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: Jesus offered a single miraculous sign in authenticating His Messianic claim: the Sign of Jonah (Matthew 12:38-41). Most notable is the association between Jonah's three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish and Jesus' three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. It's a stipulation too long ignored; for either the Good Friday - Easter Sunday tradition is in error, or the Carpenter from Nazareth isn't who He claimed to be. But more than this, the Sign of Jonah encompasses a complete re-manifestation of Jonahâs life and ministry. From calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee to offering salvation among the Gentiles; and from being rejected by His own countrymen to being lifted up in the course of dying. Messiah's entire ministry is predicated upon the Galilean prophet-of-old. Jonah seems an unexpected candidate for Jesus to invoke as precedent for His earthly ministry. Yet just as unexpected, the theological implications of Jonah challenge the status-quo of Gospel chronology. Effecting both the day of His crucifixion and the duration of His ministry, viewing the Gospels through the lens of Jonah gives new perspective to the chronological record. This is a serious study into the depths of Scripture that sheds new light on Messiah's ministry while equipping believers to emerge from the abyss of religious orthodoxy onto the solid ground of God's revealed Word.