Second Sunday of Advent: The Peaceable Kingdom

by Dec 3, 2022Blog, Liturgy0 comments

Between 1820 and 1849, during the last thirty years of his life, the Quaker sign painter turned-preacher Edward Hicks created more than one hundred versions of this subject, an allegory of spiritual and earthly harmony based on Isaiah 11:6-9:

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.


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Header painting by Edward Hicks, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.


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