Friday, June 16, 2017

An Angel Gives Bread and Water to Elijah (1625-28)


An Angel Gives Bread and Water to Elijah (1625-28)
Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640
oil on panel (72 × 62 cm) — 1625-28
Kings 19:7 - And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.
The life of the prophet Elijah is threatened by queen Jezebel, who has already had hundreds of Elijah's colleagues killed. She was a supporter of the false god Baal. The disheartened Elijah withdraws, to fall asleep under a tree, hoping to never wake up again. But an angel, a messenger from God, wakes him and feeds him.
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