Raising the Widow's Son.
 Stevens, Francis, 1781-1823

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Title:Raising the Widow's Son

"The widow [of Nain] is like the Israelites in Egypt, so weighed down by their misery that they could only groan in wordless pain (Exodus 2:23-24). Although Luke portrays Jesus as more than a prophet, Jesus is in a direct line with the prophets of old, as Luke will repeatedly emphasize. Luke tells the story in such a way as to evoke the prophet Elijah's resuscitation of the son of the widow of Zarephath in 1 Kings 7:8-24. We should remember that Luke referred to this same widow already when he announced his mission in chapter 4 (see v. 26)...Luke's obvious reliance on the Old Testament story illustrates his belief that Jesus fulfills the role of the prophet. The prophet heals. He speaks God's saving word." [from: Women in the New Testament, by Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan. pp. 52-52]

Artist:Stevens, Francis, 1781-1823
Building:Church of All Saints
Object/Function:Relief sculpture
Country:Great Britain

Scripture:Luke 7:11-17
Person as Subject:Widow of Nain
Lectionary links:CProp05
General Subject:Widows

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Attribution:Stevens, Francis, 1781-1823. Raising the Widow's Son, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54217 [retrieved July 21, 2018]. Original source: paperwhite, Flickr Creative Commons.
Record Number:54217 Last Updated: 2010-10-25 15:10:36 Record Created: 2009-02-10 13:21:19
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Women in the New Testament
Author:Getty-Sullivan, Mary Ann