Abraham Entertaining the Angels, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1656

Abraham Entertaining the Angels, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1656

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The aged Abraham and Sarah were still childless when three travellers visited them. While they were eating, one of them revealed himself as the Lord and prophesied that Sarah would soon give birth. Here we see her listening from behind the door. Abraham, in the right foreground, hears the glad tidings and bows humbly on realizing who his guests are.

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