Jesus' Wand




JESUS' WAND IN EARLY CHRISTIAN ART

(Discussion in Chapter 12)

Figure 1.
Jesus Raising Lazarus from the dead, Fresco,
Catacomb of Callixtus, Rome, mid 3rd century

Figure 2.
The Raising of Lazarus, Fresco, Roman catacomb of Peter and Marcellinus,
end of 3rdcentury to early 4th century


Figure 3.
Raising of Lazarus, Fresco, Catacomb cubiculum
O, Rome, 4th century


Figure 4.
A Feeding Miracle, Catacomb fresco, Rome, mid 3rd century

Figure 5.
The Raising of Lazarus, Fresco, Catacomb of St. Priscilla;
Rome, 3rd century




Figure 6.
The Raising of Lazarus, Detail of sarcophagus, 3rd century






Figure 7.
The Raising of Lazarus, Sarcophagus in Lateran, 4th century

Figure 8.
Jesus healing the man born blind and raising Lazarus, sarcophagus,
Vatican Museum, Rome, 4th century

Figure 9.
Sarcophagus with Scenes from the Life of Peter
4thcentury, Arles, Musée Réattu

Figure 10.
The Sarcophagus of the Child,
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, Mid-4th century



Figure 11.
Jesus raising the dead and the adoration of the magi, sarcophagus,
Vatican Museo Pio Cristiano, 4th century



Figure 12.
Nativity, baptism of Jesus, and Jesus raising Jairus' daughter, sarcophagus, Vatican Museum, Rome, 4th century


Figure 13.
Abraham offering Isaac, Jesus healing the man born blind and the paralytic,
Sarcophagus, Vatican Museum, Rome, 4thcentury


Figure 14.
Jesus with Peter and Paul, sarcophagus, Vatican Museum, Rome, 4th century

Figure 15.
Gilt Glass Bowl, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 4th century

Figure 16.
Ivory diptych with miracle scenes, Ravenna, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
6th century

Figure 17.
The Andrews diptych, ivory, north Italian, mid 5th century

Figure 18.
Peter’s Water Miracle, sarcophagus, Museo Nationale delle Terme,
Rome, 4th century

Figure 19.
Moses striking a rock to get water. Catacombs wall painting,
Rome, 4th century.
Figure 20.
Moses striking the rock, Catacombs of St. Peter and Marcellinus,
Rome, 3rd century


Figure 21.
Moses crossing the Red Sea, Catacomb fresco, Rome, 4th century

Figs. 8, 9, 11-14 from Robin M. Jensen ‘The Economy of the Trinity at the Creation of Adam and Eve’ Journal of Early Christian Studies 7.4 (1999) 527-546.



 Extract from Helen Ingram (2007) Dragging Down Heaven: Jesus as Magician and Manipulator of Spirits in the Gospels, PhD, The University of Birmingham, UK.



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  1. The staff shows that Jesus is the new Moses, leader of the new Israel.

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