Abraham and the Three Visitors

Basilica of Santa Giustina, Padua

This much simplified version of the story omits the table and the food set forth for the visitors. Instead, we see Abraham as he first encounters the visitors: "…there appeared to him three men standing near him: and as soon as he saw them he ran to meet them from the door of his tent, and adored down to the ground" (Genesis 18:2).

As usual, Sarah is shown looking out from the door.

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Photographed at the basilica by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.