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Икона - Святой Пророк Илия

The icon depicts prophet and mystic Elijah sitting in contemplation in a desert cave, shoulders wrapped in a fur cloak. He is surrounded by the vignettes with scenes of his life and his fiery ascent into Havens. Saint Elijah was a prophet in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of king Ahab (9th century BC). According to the Books of Kings (17-19), Elijah defended the worship of Yahweh over that of the Phoenician god Baal, he raised the dead, brought fire down from the sky, and was taken up in a whirlwind. In the Book of Malachi, Elijah's return is prophesied "before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord," making him a harbinger of the Messiah. This common depiction of the prophet Elijah riding a flaming chariot across the sky resulted in syncretistic folklore among the Slavs incorporating pre-Christian motifs in the beliefs and rites regarding him in Slavic culture.

Дополнительная Информация

  • ID#: 108-104-058-SP7-15
  • Размер: 30 x 26 cm
  • Возраст: около 1890
  • Материалы: около 1890
  • Цена: ПРОДАНО!
  • Orthodox Cross

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