Ferdinand Bol 1616 – 1680

Gideon and the Angel

etching — ca. 1640 Museum University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

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This work is linked to Judges 6:21

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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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