Angel Gabriel once approached YHWH with a troubled expression on his face. The following conversation took place:
Gabriel: Lord, I have a few questions about Jonah and the whale that I find puzzling.
YHWH: Ask away, Gabriel.
Gabriel: Well… for a start, how did Jonah fit the throat of the whale, yet whales notoriously eat only the smallest of plants and planktons, due to their small throats?
YHWH: Ah, that was easy. I enlarged the throat of the whale, temporarily. I went like: “Let the throat on that mammalian fish enlarge magically!” And it enlarged.
Gabriel: Hmmm. Okay. But how did Jonah survive in the belly of the fish for three days without suffocating?
YHWH: I made Jonah anaerobic, temporarily. I went like: “Let this geezer become anaerobic for the next three days, like yeast!” And he stopped breathing for the next three days.
Gabriel: Interesting. Still, how is it that the stomach acids in the whale’s belly didn’t digest Jonah, or at least burn his skin?
YHWH: That was a bit of a challenge, but I found a way around it too. I, the lord of hosts, gave Jonah a brand new skin – made of a certain thermoplastic polymer that I had just invented. This new skin was acid proof, and so he remained completely safe and sound there. I went like: “Let there be a skin covering Jonah consisting of polymerized ethylene and short-chain alpha-olefins!” And it happened.
Gabriel: Fascinating. And on the third day, you made the mammalian fish to vomit Jonah again.
YHWH: I totally did, Gabriel. I went like: “On the third day, right amongst the whale’s ambergris, let there be Jonah, safe, sound, and submissive!” And it came to be.
Gabriel: You are awesome, Lord!
YHWH: Ha ha. I know, right?
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