And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. ~ Jonah 1:17
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. ~ Matthew 12:40
Advent draws us to the images which echo throughout the Bible, bringing new depth and meaning each time they appear.