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Tel Aviv-Yafo in Jaffa, Tel Aviv District, Israel
 

The Whale Sculpture

Old City of Jaffa

 

—The Gate to the Ancient World —

 
The Whale Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2019
1. The Whale Sculpture Marker
Inscription.  According to the biblical book of Jonah. God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and tell its inhabitants that they had sinned. But Jonah refused and instead, boarded a ship in the Jaffa port bound for Tarshish. During the voyage a storm broke out. Jonah understood that this was his punishment, and asked to be thrown into the sea, where he was swallowed by a great fish. Afterward God forgave Jonah and the great fish spit him out. Jonah then went on to Nineveh to prophesy as he had been commanded.
 
Location. 32° 3.17′ N, 34° 45.113′ E. Marker is in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, in Jaffa. Marker is on Louis Pasteur Street just east of Ha-Migdalor Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Louis Pasteur Street 8, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lion Temple (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The House of Simon the Tanner (about 150 meters away); The Jaffa Port (about 150 meters away); The Egyptian Governor's Residence
The Whale Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
2. The Whale Sculpture Marker
View of the marker, situated in a small park, near a parking lot.
(approx. 17.8 kilometers away in Central District); Tel Afeq - Antipatris (approx. 17.8 kilometers away in Central District); The Roman Cardo (approx. 17.8 kilometers away in Central District).
 
More about this marker. In 2019, because I traveled to Israel as part of a tour group, taking pictures of historical markers and recording location information for each marker that I photographed was a difficult assignment. Then too, having two bad knees and walking with a cane made keeping up with my tour group, much less recording location information as well, even more difficult. So I am using my Google Map skills, from at home, to provide the needed location information and map coordinates. Anyone that visits these markers is welcomed, and encouraged, to improve on the provided information.
 
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The Whale Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
3. The Whale Sculpture Marker
View of the Whale Sculpture that is featured on this marker.
The Whale Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
4. The Whale Sculpture Marker
Distant view of both the marker (right center) and the Whale Sculpture (center).
The Whale Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
5. The Whale Sculpture Marker
View of a group of tourists gathered in front of the Whale Sculpture.
The Port city of Jaffa image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
6. The Port city of Jaffa
This marker is located in the old port city of (Biblical) Jaffa.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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