At present’s Gospel in Artwork – The one signal will probably be given is the signal of Jonah

Jonah being Devoured by the Whale, from Bible of St John XXII 14C © Musée Atger, Montpellier, France

Jonah being Devoured by the Whale, from Bible of St John XXII 14C © Musée Atger, Montpellier, France

Jonah being Devoured by the Whale, from Bible of St John XXII 14C © Musée Atger, Montpellier, France

Gospel of 12th October 2020 – Luke 11:29-32

The crowds bought even greater, and Jesus addressed them:

‘This can be a depraved technology; it’s asking for an indication. The one signal will probably be given is the signal of Jonah. For simply as Jonah turned an indication to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this technology.

On Judgement day the Queen of the South will stand up with the lads of this technology and condemn them, as a result of she got here from the ends of the earth to listen to the knowledge of Solomon; and there’s something better than Solomon right here.

On Judgement day the lads of Nineveh will get up with this technology and condemn it, as a result of when Jonah preached they repented; and there’s something better than Jonah right here.’

Reflection on the Illuminated Manuscript Web page

Our illuminated manuscript web page, depicting Jonah being devoured by the whale, is taken from the Bible of St John XXII. He was the second and longest-reigning pope in Avignon (1316-1336). He’s the pope who canonised Saint Thomas Aquinas. We see Jonah depicted in a prayerful pose being swallowed by the whale, in entrance a medieval metropolis, most likely representing Nineveh.

Throughout the 14th century, we see many such illuminated manuscripts being produced. The manufacturing of lavishly illustrated copies of the Bible didn’t finish with the arrival of printing. These illuminated manuscripts are lovely, as they symbolise so vividly the textual literacy, non secular devotion and rise of the fabric tradition through the Center Ages. These manuscripts utilizing pure supplies, comparable to gold leaf, silverpoint, vellum, and vibrant, mineral-derived paints, required a excessive diploma of expertise. Because the supplies used have been fragile and war-torn medieval Europe destroyed loads of copies, solely few good examples have survived.

Jonah prayed contained in the whale for assist, repented, and praised God… for 3 days. Jesus in our Gospel studying immediately mentions Jonah, to foreshadow His personal demise and Resurrection. Jonah rising from the fish after three days is a parallel for Jesus rising from the tomb after three days… Jesus compares himself to Jonah, one other signal, calling for our conversion.

LINKS

At present’s story – https://christian.artwork/en/daily-gospel-reading/572

Christian Artwork – www.christian.artwork

Tags: Christian Artwork, Patrick van der Vorst, Jonah

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