It was a special creature that God arranged to deal with the situation.
If Jesus was a real person it's not too far fetched to believe he got baptized by someone named John. There may have been a Judas and a Mary Magdalene. Hard to say.
The rest of these events and characters are almost certainly fictional in whole or in part. Even the Israelis admit now that Moses was fictional and they looked hard for evidence to prove he wasn't.
In 2000 years if there are people who have started to believe that Spider-Man was a real person it's going to inspire arguments like this. The gospels are stories. Reimagined decades apart by different authors who wanted to put their own spin on the same basic story. They are not historical documents. It's a franchise that got rebooted a few times and the Bible is the DVD box set.
Also, I don't think anyone is actually claiming or has ever claimed that the events described in the poetic Book of Job really happened, are they? Everyone's on board with that as an illustrative story?
1. That depends on what you mean by opinion
2. Whatever you mean by opinion, that doesn't refute the point.
while she was a virgin!
The anti-Semitic phrasing of the quote is pretty disgusting but the adherence to Occam's Razor is the point
You believe a man lived inside of a fish for over three days. And if I say this is not plausible... I'm being deliberately offensive?
Let that sink in.
I think everyone should watch this video, for its hilarity, and for its disproving of the Bible.
There is no book in the world more scrutinized, and still coming out on top. Why is this? If you think it is historically inaccurate read "The Case for Christ."