—Jonah 4:10-11 (NASB)
Jonah is certainly a biblical type of Christ. Even Christ Himself so stated it.  A biblical type is someone or something that prefigures or points to something much larger that God will do later in another time, through another person. Jonah’s 3-day journey from life to death to life again teaches about Christ’s resurrection and the power of salvation to bring us from death to life. But Jonah has the distinction of being another biblical type as well: He prefigures Israel itself.