Jacob de Wit 1695 – 1754

Moses chooses seventy elders (1739)

drawing with pen and brush (31 × 67 cm) — 1739 Museum City Archives, Amsterdam

Jacob de Wit biography

This work is linked to Numbers 11:16

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Moses tells God that the leadership of the Israelites is a heavy burden, too heavy at times. He and his people have been travelling for years and still haven't reached the promised land. God then commands Moses to choose seventy elders, men of good reputation to support him. God gave them the same spirit as the one that inspired empowered Moses.

Jacob de Wit made this drawing after his own painting.

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