Wisdom Mural.
 Reid, Robert, 1862-1929

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Title:Wisdom Mural

This mural painting in the Library of Congress of Wisdom as a strong, lovely young woman, echoes the text of the Wisdom of Solomon:

"For she is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness. Although she is but one, she can do all things, and while remaining in herself, she renews all things; in every generation she passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets; for God loves nothing so much as the person who lives with wisdom. She is more beautiful than the sun, and excels every constellation of the stars. Compared with the light she is found to be superior, for it is succeeded by the night, but against wisdom evil does not prevail. She reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and she orders all things well. " -- Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 - 8:1

Artist:Reid, Robert, 1862-1929
Building:Library of Congress
Country:United States

Scripture:Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Person as Subject:Wisdom
Lectionary links:BProp19
General Subject:Wisdom

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Attribution:Reid, Robert, 1862-1929. Wisdom Mural, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54178 [retrieved September 27, 2020]. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wisdom-Reid-Highsmith.jpeg.
Record Number:54178 Last Updated: 2014-08-29 14:05:49 Record Created: 2009-01-15 14:47:59
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition