JESUS' WAND IN EARLY CHRISTIAN ART
(Discussion in Chapter 12)
The Raising of Lazarus, Fresco, Roman catacomb of Peter and Marcellinus,
end of 3rdcentury to early 4th century
Jesus healing the man born blind and raising Lazarus, sarcophagus,
Vatican Museum, Rome, 4th century
Jesus raising the dead and the adoration of the magi, sarcophagus,
Vatican Museo Pio Cristiano, 4th century
Nativity, baptism of Jesus, and Jesus raising Jairus' daughter, sarcophagus, Vatican Museum, Rome, 4th century
Abraham offering Isaac, Jesus healing the man born blind and the paralytic,
Sarcophagus, Vatican Museum, Rome, 4thcentury
The Andrews diptych, ivory, north Italian, mid 5th century
Peter’s Water Miracle, sarcophagus, Museo Nationale delle Terme,
Rome, 4th century
Moses striking a rock to get water. Catacombs wall painting,
Rome, 4th century.
Moses striking the rock, Catacombs of St. Peter and Marcellinus,
Rome, 3rd 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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