Images for the First Two Sundays of Advent

With Thanksgiving I didn’t get the first set of images posted, so here are the images for Advent 1 and 2 from year A of the Revised Common Lectionary:

Advent 1: Isaiah 2: 2-5 and Matthew 24: 36-44

Let us Beat Swords Into Plowshares, a sculpture by Evgeniy Vuchetich, given by the Soviet Union to the United Nations in 1959

Let us Beat Swords Into Plowshares, a sculpture by Evgeniy Vuchetich, given by the Soviet Union to the United Nations in 1959

Franzosischer Meister, Der Bau der Arche Noah, 1675

Franzosischer Meister, Der Bau der Arche Noah, 1675

The Second Sunday of Advent

Two on the Isaiah 11: 1-10 from Edward Hicks

Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdom 1834

Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdom 1834

Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch (182601830)

Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch (182601830)

The Oldest know Jesse Tree Window from the Chartres Cathedral in France c. 1145

The Oldest know Jesse Tree Window from the Chartres Cathedral in France c. 1145

 

And then some images of John the Baptist from Matthew 3 (there is a plethora of John the Baptist images in classic art, her is one of the favorite characters so this is a very small sample)

Pieter Brueghel the Elder, The Sermon of St John the Baptist (detail) 1566

Pieter Brueghel the Elder, The Sermon of St John the Baptist (detail) 1566

 

Cristofano Allori, John the Baptist in the Desert, 17th Century

Cristofano Allori, John the Baptist in the Desert, 17th Century

 

Matthias Grunewald, Detail from the Isenheimer Altar 1512-1516

Matthias Grunewald, Detail from the Isenheimer Altar 1512-1516

 

 

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