If you visit Israel, there is a good chance that you will enter the Old City of Jerusalem through the Jaffa Gate, which is one of eight gates in Jerusalem’s Old City walls. The Jaffa Gate, as well as Jaffa Road, were named after the port of Jaffa. Jaffa was Jonah’s point of departure in his seafaring adventure.

The Arabic name for the Jaffa Gate is Bab el-Khalil (Gate of the Friend), and it refers to Abraham as the friend of God.