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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Peter and John at the Temple Gate

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Peter and John at the Temple Gate

pen drawing (22 × 17 cm) — 1629 Museum Albertina, Vienna

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This work is linked to Acts 3:6

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At one of the entrances to the temple in Jerusalem a crippled man asks Peter and John for alms. Peter replies that he has no gold or silver. He then commands the man: "Rise up and walk". The man, who was born lame, immediately rises and follows the apostles into the temple, dancing and jumping.

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Title: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Peter and John at the Temple Gate
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 16 January 2011