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Angel Appearing to Zacharias,Domenico Ghirlandaio.

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Zechariah's story

Luke 1:8-25

In the Gospel of Luke, the Christmas story begins not with Jesus, but with the story of how John the Baptist was conceived. John's father is Zechariah, a priest in the temple in Jerusalem. He is visited by an angel, who tells him that he and his elderly wife, Elizabeth, will have a baby. Zechariah is dubious - they are far too old for a child. But the angel tells Zechariah that this child will be a herald for the birth of the Messiah. But because Zechariah has doubted the angel, he will be mute until the child is born.

So, there are two groups of paintings here. On this page, you will find Zechariah's encounter with the angel. For the birth of John, click here.

Free images of Joseph's Dreams Paintings of the infant John and Jesus link to Zecheriah images Luke 1:5-25 Images by chapter and verse in Gospel of Matthew Christmas Images from the Gospel of Luke Images of Elizabeth and Mary Images of the Three Wise Men ( Magi) Images of baby Jesus in the manger. Images of Joseph and Mary before Bethlehem Images of the Massacre of the Innocents Images of the trip to Bethlehem Images of Mary and the angel Gabriel ( The Annunciation) Flight to Egypt images Images of the Angels visiting the Shepherds
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The Angel Gabriel Appearing to Zechariah

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William Blake

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Zacharias und Gabriel

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Zacharias und Gabriel

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"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Gospel of Luke 2:8-12

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Portrait of Zacharias and Elizabeth

Jacques Tissot

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Portrait of Zacharias and Elizabeth

Jacques Tissot

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Annunciation to Zacharias

Giotto di Bondone







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 Painting 'The Annunciation'  by Rogier van der Weyden

The Vision of Zacharias

Jacques Tissot







Luke 1:5-25

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The Vision of Zacharias

Jacques Tissot

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"The Vision of Zacharias Jacques Tissot Luke 1:5-25, public domain via The Brooklyn Museum.

" Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.”

Gospel of Luke 1:34-37

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Angel Appearing to Zacharias

Domenico Ghirlandaio







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Domenico Ghirlandaio

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Free images of Joseph's Dreams Paintings of the infant John and Jesus link to Zecheriah images Luke 1:5-25 Images by chapter and verse in Gospel of Matthew Christmas Images from the Gospel of Luke Images of Elizabeth and Mary Images of the Three Wise Men ( Magi) Images of baby Jesus in the manger. Images of Joseph and Mary before Bethlehem Images of the Massacre of the Innocents Images of the trip to Bethlehem Images of Mary and the angel Gabriel ( The Annunciation) Flight to Egypt images Images of the Angels visiting the Shepherds