Jonah under a Bush outside Nineveh.
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Title:Jonah under a Bush outside Nineveh
Notes:Quatrefoil on the western exterior, depicting Jonah sitting in the shade of a bush outside the city of Nineveh, waiting for its destruction. "The story [of Jonah] ends with a scathing comment. Having protected Jonah from the heat of the sun, in the desert, with a bush, God then destroys the bush, leaving Jonah in the heat of the sun. When Jonah complains, God criticizes him for being more concerned with his own comfort than with the inhabitants of the huge city of Nineveh. Jonah is an excellent example of someone who really does not take his relationship with God that seriously , but despite this is very effective in doing what God wants him to do." (Leaman, 146)

Donated by James T. Womack and Anne Richardson, Nashville, TN.

Building:Cathédrale d'Amiens
Object/Function:Relief sculpture

Scripture:Jonah 3:10-4:11
Person as Subject:Jonah (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:AProp20
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Amiens -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71V42
Index of Christian Art Number:20 A51 CND 14W,002 I2

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Copyright Source:image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
Copyright Permission:Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0
Attribution:Jonah under a Bush outside Nineveh, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 27, 2024]. Original source: image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:29299 Last Updated: 2022-06-19 18:07:54 Record Created: 2003-04-26 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Jewish thought: an introduction
Author:Leaman, Oliver
Publisher:Taylor & Francis