Spears Are Beaten into Pruning Hooks.
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Title:Spears Are Beaten into Pruning Hooks
Notes:Quatrefoil on the western exterior, depicting Micah's prophecy regarding the future reign of peace in which nations beat their spears into pruning hooks and wage war no more.

First Sunday in Advent, Year A: The Hebrew Bible scripture passage for this Sunday is Isaiah, rather than Micah, but the theme is almost identical. Isaiah 2:4 reads, "He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." In the Amiens sculpture relief, two workers are fashioning spears into their new, peaceful form.

Donated by James T. Womack and Anne Richardson, Nashville, TN.

Building:Cathédrale d'Amiens
Object/Function:Relief sculpture

Scripture:Micah 4:3
Isaiah 2:1-5
Person as Subject:Micah (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:AAdvt01
General Subject:Nations
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Amiens -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71O422
Index of Christian Art Number:20 A51 CND 14W,002 H2

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Copyright Source:image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
Copyright Permission:Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0
Attribution:Spears Are Beaten into Pruning Hooks, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=29241 [retrieved May 29, 2024]. Original source: image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:29241 Last Updated: 2022-06-19 17:54:55 Record Created: 2003-04-26 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition