Fra Angelico: the Armadio degli Argenti 2

The Book of Ezekiel The Annunciation
The Nativity

O.T. reference from Isaiah 9.6: ‘For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.’

                                                  The Circumcision
O.T. reference to Jeremiah Ch. 4: 'Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem.'


The Adoration of the Magi

O.T. text: Psalm 71 v 10 ‘The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts.’ The N.T. text is Matthew 2 v 11)

                               The Presentation at the Temple
Possible O.T. reference: Malachi Ch 3 v 1: Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

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