July 11, 2011

Symbols Of The Gospel Writers

Did you ever wonder where the symbols of the four Gospel writers come from?  They are derived from one vision of Saint Ezekiel and another vision that Saint John had ...

Their faces were like this:
each of the four had the face of a man,
but on the right side was the face of a lion,
and on the left side the face of an ox,
and finally each had the face of an eagle.
   Ezekiel 1:10

The first creature resembled a lion,
the second was like a calf [ox],
the third had a face like that of a human being,
and the fourth looked like an eagle in flight.
Revelation 4:7


Matthew

Mark

Luke

John




Ezekiel's Vision


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