The Brazen Serpent of Moses – Giaquinto


Moses, the old-testament prophet, is shown pointing at he brazen serpent in this painting by C. Giaquinto. Here's the story on this sacred art from the book of Numbers:

"Wherefore the Lord sent among the people fiery serpents, which bit them and killed many of them. Upon which they came to Moses, and said: We have sinned, because we have spoken against the Lord and thee: pray that he may take away these serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to him: Make brazen serpent, and set it up for a sign: whosoever being struck shall look on it, shall live. Moses therefore made a brazen serpent, and set it up for a sign: which when they that were bitten looked upon, they were healed." Numbers 21:6-9


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