The Painted Word

The Lenten Sunday’s work from “The Art of Prophecy” for this week is the prophet Daniel, Sistine Chapel, 1511.

Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge. Daniel 12:3-4, c536 BC

Michelangelo's Daniel, 1511

Certainly the time we live in meets the description of Daniel’s “time of the end.” Just as a casual reflection on modern travel, communications, and exponential increase in information in this computer age meets the requirements Daniel gives. – quote from the book, The Art of Prophecy.

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