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Biblical Art in Sohag

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.

New church next to the White Monastry | | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420789

The garden around the church has been richly decorated with Christian art.

Good Shepherd | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420863

At the garden walls one finds one finds many Biblical images. Below an overview of images related to the Old Testament.

Adam and Eve | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420856

Adam and Eve

Cain and Abel | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420816

Cain and Abel

Noah and the Ark | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420817

Noah and the ark

Abraham, sacrifice of Isaac | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420818

Abraham sacrifices Isaac.

Jacob's dream at Bethel | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420819

Jacob’s dream at Bethel

Joseph and his brothers | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420820

Joseph and his brothers

Moses and the crossing of the Red Sea | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420821

Moses and the crossing of the Red Sea

Joshua and the fall of Jericho | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420823

Joshua and the destruction of Jericho

Samson Philistinian temple | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420824

Samson moves the two pillars of the temple.

Samuel anoints David | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420825

Samuel anoints David.

David and Goliath | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420826

David and Goliath

Salomon's judgment | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420827

Salomon’s judgment

Ascension of Elijah | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420828

Elijah taken up to heaven

Jerusalem's walls rebuilt after the return from the exile | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420829

Jerusalem’s walls rebuilt after the return from the exile

Tobias, the angel, and the fish | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420830

Tobias, the angel, and the fish (Tobit 6)

The three men in the fiery furnace | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420834

The three men in the fiery furnace

Daniel in the lions' den | Church of St. Karas, Sohag, Egypt (c) willemjdewit P1420835

Daniel in the lions’ den

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