Christ and the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish.
 
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Title:Christ and the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish
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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:3rd-4th centuries
Building:Vatican City. Direzione generale dei musei
Object/Function:Sarcophagus
Country:Vatican City

Scripture:John 6:25-35
Lectionary links:CTDay
General Subject:Bread
Feeding of the Thousands
ICONCLASS Number:73C6113

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Copyright Source:Image donated by 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. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=51995 [retrieved June 24, 2021]. Original source: Image donated by J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen.
Record Number:51995 Last Updated: 2021-02-16 19:34:24 Record Created: 2007-07-18 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition