Site of Cana, Galilee, 21st April 1839 by Dennis Melling

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A digital impasto painting, using Whistler’s Rainbow in DAP plus Gimp, of the site of Cana, Galilee in 1839.
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Among Christians and other students of the New Testament, Cana is best known as the place where, according to the Fourth Gospel, Jesus performed his first public miracle, the turning of a large quantity of water into wine at a wedding feast (John 2:1-11) when the wine provided by the bridegroom had run out. Although none of the synoptic gospels records the event, mainstream Christian tradition holds that this is the first public miracle of Jesus. However in John’s gospel it has considerable symbolic importance: it is the first of the seven miraculous “signs” by which Jesus’s divine status is attested, and around which the gospel is structured.
The original image was obtained from from the copyright free source: ‘The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia’ by David Roberts 1838.
David Roberts Scottish painter born Stockbridge, Edinburgh 24 October 1796 died London 25 November 1864.
In 1838 and 1839, David Roberts spent eleven months travelling and sketching throughout Egypt from Alexandria to Abu Simbel and through Sinai to Petra, Jerusalem, Palestine, and Lebanon. The 247 lithographs that Belgian engraver Louis Haghe then produced at the rate of one a month from the drawings executed during Roberts’ trip were published in six volumes as “The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia” (1842-1846) and “Egypt and Nubia” (1846-1849).

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  • ArtOfE
    ArtOfEover 2 years ago

    So very beautiful! Love the light here!

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    Samohsongover 2 years ago

    Most excellent Dennis and I enjoyed the history! ~Sam

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  • Glad you like it :)

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    shadowleaover 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS Dennis … well done

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  • Thank you very much Elaine :)

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  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 2 years ago

    a fantastic document you bring here Dennis.
    congrats on your many features.

  • Many thanks Gilberte :)

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    RicIanHover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured. Great effect.

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