Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640

Daniel in the Lions' Den

oil on canvas (224 × 330 cm) — 1615 Museum National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Peter Paul Rubens biography

This work is linked to Daniel 6:23

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Daniel had been thrown into the lions' den because he continued to pray to his own god, even though king Darius had forbidden it. One day later the king came to inspect the lions. As the stone covering the den was rolled away, Daniel thanked God for letting him live. When the king saw Daniel still alive, he immediately set him free.

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