J. Limburg/Rembrandts Hand Ziechnungen Und Radierungen Zur Bible

A protective bush gives an exhausted Jonah much-needed shade in a sketch by Rembrandt (1609–1669). When the bush withers, the distraught prophet says he is ready to die. With this strange episode, the Book of Jonah ends as God says to the mournful Jonah: “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor…. Should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?” (Jonah 4:10–11).