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Title:Christ and the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish

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

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. [retrieved November 27, 2020]. 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