Jesus Revives the Daughter of Jairus's

12th-13th century
Mosaic
Cathedral of the Assumption, Monreale, Sicily

The panel illustrates Mark 5:22-24,35-43 and Luke 8:41-42,49-56. With Peter, James, and John, Jesus goes to the home of a synagogue ruler named Jairus, where "he seeth a tumult, and people weeping and wailing much" because Jairus's young daughter appears to be dead. But Jesus says she is merely asleep and tells her to rise. Which she does.

In the mosaic we see the house, the three disciples, the weeping throng, Jairus gesturing to his daughter, Jesus blessing her with his right hand and lifting her up with his left, and the girl rising up from her bed.

The inscription above summarizes the account: IESUS FILIAM IAYRI PRINICPIS SYNAGOGE IN DOMO RESUSCITAT, "Jesus revives the daughter of Jairus the ruler of the synagogue in his house."

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