January 2 ~ Journey to Jerusalem

Jean-Leon Gerome | c.1824-c.1904 | Orientalist painter, draftsman and sculptor | Consummatum est Jerusalem (Jerusalem: It is finished) | 63.5 x 98 cms | 25 x 38 1/2 ins | Oil on canvas | Musee d’Orsay Paris | France

•Journey to Jerusalem•
Background @ Acts 21:1-14 (en route to Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:15
After this we packed our things and left for Jerusalem.
Story @ Acts 21:15-25
Painting – Consummatum est Jerusalem | Jean-Leon Gerome

•Paul is Arrested•
Background @ Acts 21:15-25 (en route to Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:15-25 (Paul arrives in Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:26
So Paul went to the temple the next day with the other men. They had already started the purification ritual, so he publicly announced the date when their vows would end and sacrifices would be offered for each of them.
Note: men’s vow or the 7 day purification ritual @ Numbers 19:11-13
Note: Paul ended up in Roman Custody for almost five years, including his sea journey to Rome.
Story @ Acts 21:26-36

John Singer Sargent
1856-1925
painter, draftsman, sculptor, portraitist, muralist, watercolorist and guitarist
Alberto Falchetti
74.9 x 54.6 cms | 29 1/2 x 21 1/2 ins
Oil on canvas

•Paul’s Conversion Story•
Background @ Acts 9:1-19a (the conversion of Paul)
@ Acts 21:15-25 (en route to Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:15-25 (Paul arrives in Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:26-36 (Paul is arrested)
@ Acts 21:37a
As Paul was about to be taken inside, he said to the commander, “May I have a word with you?”
Story @ Acts 21:37-40 and 22:1-23
Painting – Alberto Falchetti, an Italian artist, as Claudius Lysias, the Roman commander

•Paul Reveals his Roman Citizenship•
Background @ Acts 21:15-25 (en route to Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:15-25 (Paul arrives in Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:26-36 (Paul is arrested)
@ Acts 21:37-40 and 22:1-23 (Paul’s conversion story)
@ Acts 22:24
The commander brought Paul inside and ordered him lashed with whips to make him confess his crime. He wanted to find out why the crowd had become so furious.
Story @ Acts 22:24-29

•Paul Before the High Council•
Background @ Acts 21:15-25 (en route to Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:15-25 (Paul arrives in Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:26-36 (Paul is arrested)
@ Acts 21:37-40 and 22:1-23 (Paul’s conversion story)
@ Acts 22:24-29 (Paul reveals his Roman citizenship)
@ Acts 22:30
The next day the commander ordered the leading priest into session with the Jewish high council. He wanted to find out what the trouble was all about, so he released Paul to have him stand before them.
Story @ Acts 22:30 and 23:1-11

John Singer Sargent |1856-1925 | painter, draftsman, sculptor, portraitist, muralist, watercolorist and guitarist General Officers of World War I Oil on canvas

•The Plan to Kill Paul•
Background @ Acts 21:15-25 (en route to Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:15-25 (Paul arrives in Jerusalem)
@ Acts 21:26-36 (Paul is arrested)
@ Acts 21:37-40 and 22:1-23 (Paul’s conversion story)
@ Acts 22:24-29 (Paul reveals his Roman citizenship)
@ Acts 22:30 and 23:1-11 (Paul before the high council)
@ Acts 23:12-13
The next morning a group of Jews got together and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. There were more than 40 of them in the conspiracy.
Story @ Acts 23:12-22
Painting – General Officers of World War I  | John Singer Sargent

~ §tacy §weeney