Tree of jesse

Explore the rich symbolism and meaning behind the Tree of Jesse in art. Uncover the fascinating history and significance of this biblical motif, and discover how it has been depicted throughout the ages.
Alchemy, Christ, Statue, Art, Tree Of Jesse, Sacred Art, Biblical Art, Saint Matthew, Hebrews 9

"O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people, before whom the kings keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication: come, to deliver us, and tarry not" – the Magnificat antiphon for 19 December. My sermon for today can be read here. This mosaic by Thomas LaFarge is in St Matthew's Cathedral, Washington DC. The prophets Micah and Isaiah reveal the Tree of Jesse, from which springs King David, and Christ, who is being held by Our Lady (cf Isa 11:1).

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Екатерина Семененко