The Life of St. Paul: Paul and Barnabas Taken for Gods
Oil on canvas
Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome
This is from a series of paintings by various artists that line the nave and transept of the basilica. In Acts 14:8-18 Paul and Barnabas in Lystra heal a crippled man and the Lystrans take them for gods. A priest even brings an ox to sacrifice to them, as shown in this painting. The two have to explain that "we are of the same nature as you."
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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.