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Title:Christ and the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish
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Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. -- John 6:35

A popular theme for early Christian sarcophgi, the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes communicates several important messages. Christ is a miracle-worker; Christ provides in life and in death; Christ's body in sacrifice is the spiritual food for both spiritual life in the here and now and the heavenly food for the afterlife in heaven; Christ provides for all believers.

Date:Third-fourth century
Building:Vatican City. Direzione generale dei musei
Object/Function:Sarcophagus
City/Town:Rome
Country:Italy

Scripture:John 6:25-35
Lectionary links:CTDay
General Subject:Bread
Feeding of the Thousands
ICONCLASS Number:73C6113

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Copyright Source:Collection of J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen
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Attribution:Christ and the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=51995 [retrieved December 5, 2016]. Original source: Collection of J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen.
Record Number:51995 Last Updated: 2011-04-27 17:13:28 Record Created: 2007-07-18 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition