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Follower of Joseph van Bredael
Follower of Joseph van Bredael

The Fall of the walls of Jericho

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Follower of Joseph van Bredael
The Fall of the walls of Jericho
oil on canvas
25½ x 31½ in. (64.8 x 80 cm.)

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The subject is taken from Joshua 5, chapters 13-15 and 6, chapters 1-27. Joshua beseiged Jericho and sent seven priests to march round the city blowing horns seven times followed by the Ark of the Covenant. Joshua then gave a signal to the priests to make a long blast on their trumpets and the gathered crowd shouted until the walls of Jericho fell. The city was then burnt and its inhabitants killed.
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