Report Where did the whale spit out Jonah? in Biblical Issues Posted July 2, 2019 The great fish swallowed Jonah in the Arabian Sea near the Indian Ocean. The great fish went through the Persian and Tigris River all the way to Nineveh. It is just a 3 days journey from Tigris river bank. How come it was Arabian Sea? Not Mediterranean Sea? It is because Tarshish is on the East (not on the West as many scholars show). Please read your Bibles. The ship came from Mediterranean Sea then goes around Africa via Atlantic Ocean all the way to Indian Ocean which is the way to Tarshish.