The Bob Jones U. Religious Art Collection— Part Six

The Bible and Culture | 9/15/2019 | Staff
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Salomon Koninck (17th century Dutch artist) depicts below Matthew writing his Gospel, with angelic help. This is often how the Evangelist were depicted in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the assumption being, they got the message directly from angelic messengers, whereas we know, as Lk. 1.1-4 says, they relied on human sources as the messengers.

A French artist, Claude Vignon in the 16th century, presents us wit a striking painting of St. Jerome in his grotto in Bethlehem working on his Latin translation of the Bible….

Jerome - Heavenward

Jerome looks heavenward...
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