Deep down in Egypt, 500 km (300 miles) south of Cairo, just outside the province capital of Sohag, at the border of the Nile valley and the Western desert, within a stone’s throw of the age-old White Monastry, one finds a remarkable new Coptic Orthodox Church.
The garden around the church has been richly decorated with Christian art.
At the garden walls one finds one finds many Biblical images. Below an overview of images related to the Old Testament.
Adam and Eve
Cain and Abel
Noah and the ark
Abraham sacrifices Isaac.
Jacob’s dream at Bethel
Joseph and his brothers
Moses and the crossing of the Red Sea
Joshua and the destruction of Jericho
Samson moves the two pillars of the temple.
Samuel anoints David.
David and Goliath
Elijah taken up to heaven
Jerusalem’s walls rebuilt after the return from the exile
Tobias, the angel, and the fish (Tobit 6)
The three men in the fiery furnace
Daniel in the lions’ den