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In the New Testament, the Greek form of Jonah was Jonas.

In Greek, Jonas is as follows Ιωνας

Simon Peter's father's name was Jonah or Jonas.
-- Deborah Reyes  7/30/2009
The English name came as many from a mistake. The Bible was first printed in Germany. When it was translated into English the name remained in the german form. So Jonah Should have been translated Iona since J is pronounced as I in german and h is silent.
Ps: usually the simplest solution is the correct one;
-- nightcrawlercyp  5/22/2013

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