Christ and the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish.
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Title:Christ and the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish

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
Country:Vatican City

Scripture:John 6:1-21
Matthew 14:13-21
Lectionary links:AProp13
General Subject:Bread
Feeding the Multitude
ICONCLASS Number:73C6113

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Copyright Source:Prof. Patout J. Burns and Prof. Robin M. Jensen,
Copyright Permission:Donor must be contacted for permission.
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. [retrieved May 26, 2024]. Original source: Prof. Patout J. Burns and Prof. Robin M. Jensen,
Record Number:51995 Last Updated: 2022-07-07 14:47:21 Record Created: 2007-07-18 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition