Juan de Flandes ca. 1465 – 1519

The Raising of Lazarus

oil on panel (110 × 84 cm) — ca. 1517 Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid

Juan de Flandes biography

This work is linked to John 11:43

This Lazarus was supposedly a friend of Jesus. He dies of a disease after being seen by Jesus. His sisters Martha and Mary are convinced that Lazarus would still be alive if Jesus had not left. Jesus, deeply touched by their sadness, raises Lazarus from the dead.

When the Jewish high priests hear of this miracle (they may be the men looking on from underneath a wicket door) they conclude that this Jesus has become a threat to their position. They decide that the insurgent must be removed, once and for all.

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