Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
DillingenSt. Mariae Himmelfahrt (Studienkirche) Chapel n1 (St Jerome)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Life of Christ
Infancy Nativity Joseph holding or doing thingsholding lily
Saints
Church FathersJerome In his studyWriting
Church FathersJerome AttributesLion
Church FathersJerome As patron saintof Biblica Theology
Groups of Saints Patron Saints of ProfessionsPatrons of academic subjects (not University Faculties)Dillingen, Studienkirche, side chapels (Christoph Thomas Scheffler, Saints with depictions of the Virgin Mary)
The Church
Church History Heretics GeneralHeretical books destroyed but not by fire
Typology and Prophecy
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Isaias Isa. 7:14: Ecce virgo concipiet et pariet filiumProphecy of the Nativity
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Nativity with Isa. 7:14: Ecce virgo concipiet et pariet filium
Further details
Jerome is depicted here translating the prophecy of the Virgin Birth in Isa. 7:14 from the Hebrew (books at the left) into the Latin (book at the right), whilst an unusual image of the Nativity with Joseph holding a lily appears in the background
ARTIST/CREATOR
Scheffler, Thomas Christian (or Christoph Thomas, born 1699 or 1700, died 1756)
DATE
1750 - 1751
LOCATION
Dillingen (Donau), St. Mariae Himmelfahrt (Studienkirche)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of the parish
Contact
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