Thursday, June 8, 2017

Gideon and the Angel (ca. 1640)



Gideon and the Angel (ca. 1640)
Ferdinand Bol 1616 – 1680
etching — ca. 1640
Judges 6:21 - Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the LORD departed out of his sight.
The angel sets fire to Gideon's sacrifice with his staff. He thus makes it clear to the young warrior that he really is one of God's angels and that Gideon must have faith.

Etching by Ferdinand Bol. Several museums own prints. Bol also made a painting on the subject.
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