And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him…

“And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,

And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee.

And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.

And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.

And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.

And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.

And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭8:2, 10, 39-40, 48, 50, 54, 56‬ ‭KJV‬‬,10,39-40,48,50,54,56.kjv

Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov (18441927)

Raising of Jairus’ Daughter, 1871

Oil on canvas

The Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia

One of the three episodes in the Gospels Jesus brings a dead person back to life, the raising of Jairuss daughter follows the account of Jesus healing of the Woman with an Issue of Blood whom he had encountered while on his way to Jairuss home. Jairus had summoned Jesus to his daughters deathbed, but she was already dead when Jesus arrived. Jesus took her hand and told her to arise. The physical contact between Jesus and Jairuss daughter is not always shown in images of this *miracle; Jesus may stand over the reclining woman and gesture toward her. *Matthew (9:18-26) recounts that Jesus went alone into her room, while *Mark (5:35-43) and *Luke (8:49-56) tell that her parents and several *apostles (Peter, *James, and *John) witnessed the miracle. Hence, these additional figures may be included; Jairus may stand by the bed, and the girls mother may be shown assisting her as she sits upright. The subject is found on early Christian sarcophagi and ivories and in Romanesque and Gothic manuscripts and frescoes but is infrequent in later medieval art.

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