John the Baptist in the Wilderness.
 Geertgen, tot Sint Jans, approximately 1460-1495

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Title:John the Baptist in the Wilderness
Notes:The artist, Geertgen, captures John the Baptist before, perhaps just before, the Word of God reveals itself to him. We are reminded that even those specially chosen often must wait, preparing themselves with the discipline of patience. And yet, as the Lamb of God's presence suggests, we are never alone in our preparation.
Date:between 1490 and 1495
Artist:Geertgen, tot Sint Jans, approximately 1460-1495
Object/Function:Painting, panel

Scripture:Luke 3:1-6
Person as Subject:John, the Baptist
Lectionary links:CAdvt02

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Attribution:Geertgen, tot Sint Jans, approximately 1460-1495. John the Baptist in the Wilderness, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved June 16, 2019]. Original source:
Record Number:56033 Last Updated: 2018-11-27 09:20:14 Record Created: 2015-09-24 13:39:56
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition