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Jan Havicksz. Steen: Moses Gets Water out of the Rocks

Jan Havicksz. Steen ca. 1626 – 1679

Moses Gets Water out of the Rocks

oil on panel (54 × 44 cm) — c. 1660 Museum Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

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This work is linked to Exodus 17:6

When Moses hits the rock with his stick, water pours out of it, just like God had told him. The Israelites greet it with joy, thirsty as they are on their journey through the desert. Moses feared they would deny his leadership if he could not give them water.

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