John the Baptist preaching in the desert.

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Title:John the Baptist preaching in the desert
Notes:PLEASE USE THIS CREDIT INFORMATION: JESUS MAFA, John the Baptist Preaching in the Desert.

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JESUS MAFA is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings was selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings.

Scripture:Matthew 3:1-12
Luke 3:1-6
Person as Subject:John, the Baptist (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:CAdvt03
General Subject:Desert
Culture: African
Culture: Black
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Cameroon

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Attribution:JESUS MAFA. John the Baptist preaching in the desert, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved January 18, 2022]. Original source: (contact page:
Record Number:58796 Last Updated: 2021-11-01 14:42:38 Record Created: 2021-07-01 09:07:32
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition