The Healing of the Lame of Capernaum

illumination Museum Armenian Museum, Isfahan

This work is linked to Mark 2:4

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Because of the large crowd it was not possible to have the lame man enter through the door. His helpers then made a hole in the roof and lowered him into the room.

Impressed by this display of faith, Jesus forgives the man his sins. The scribes in the room protest: who does he think he is to forgive sins? Jesus then shows them that forgiving or healing is all the same to him. He says to the crippled man: "Arise". The man rises and leaves the room walking.

Work by an anonymous Armenian artist, from the same manuscript as this work.

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