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A viewer infromed me this would be Jonah after he was vomited by the sea monster. Indeed I found the line "And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land."

I first did not understand about the bush, but another viewer put me right. SO I quote from the Wikipedia (I donated once again yesterday, have you ????:

"According to the book of Jonah, he was the son of Amittai (meaning 'My Truth'). God orders Jonah to prophesy to the city of Nineveh. Not wanting to, Jonah tries to avoid God's command by going to Jaffa and sailing to Tarshish. A huge storm arises and the sailors, realizing this is no ordinary storm, cast lots and learn that Jonah is to blame. Jonah admits this and states that if he is thrown overboard the storm will cease. The sailors try to get the ship to the shore but in failing feel forced to throw him overboard, at which point the sea calms. Jonah is miraculously saved by being swallowed by a large fish where he spent three days and three nights (Jonah 1:17). In chapter two, while in the great fish, Jonah prays to God and asks forgiveness. As a result, God commands the fish to vomit Jonah out.

God again orders Jonah to visit Nineveh and prophesy to its inhabitants. This time he goes there and walks through the city crying, "In forty days Nineveh shall be destroyed." The Ninevites believe his word and appoint a public fast, ranging from the King (who puts on sackcloth and sits in ashes) to the humblest person. God has compassion and spares the city for the time being.

Embittered by this, Jonah questions the need for his journey, stating that since God is merciful it was inevitable that God would yield to the Ninevites' entreaties. He then leaves the city and makes himself a shelter, waiting to see whether or not the city will be destroyed.

God causes a plant (in Hebrew a kikayon) to grow over Jonah's shelter to give him some shade from the sun. Later, God causes a worm to bite the plant's root and it withers. Jonah, now being exposed to the full force of the sun, becomes faint and desires that God take him out of the world.

But God says to him,

Are you really so very angry about the little plant? (or "The good is what you are angry at!" - according to a traditional Jewish translation)[citation needed]

You were upset about this little plant, something for which you have not worked nor did you do anything to make it grow. It grew up overnight and died the next day. Should I not be even more concerned about Nineveh, this enormous city? There are more than one hundred twenty thousand people in it who do not know right from wrong, as well as many animals! (Jonah


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Nikos 22-Nov-2008 21:06
About the plant you will find the explantation reading the whole story ofJonah. Above is Jonah preaching to the king of ninevi-the city anyway -and on the right you can see the citizens of the city repenting for their sins in deep grief. Excelent art work, excelent picture. Dick thankyou once more for sharing with us these amazing collection of wanderfull photos
vivie 24-Oct-2006 04:41
Isn't this Jonah having been barfed up by the sea monster and dumped on a bush? I think the genitals are actually male.