One book told the Jews of Jonah.
Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights, which allowed Jesus to be quoted saying,
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. of his own death and resurrection.
And on the walls of the Christian tombs in the catacombs of Rome, you see many vibrant Jonahs and whales, there to be read as Christ and his tomb.