2017 Lloyd R. Knowles

Isaiah 37 - The 185,000 - 48x48

A metaphore on Isaiah 37. King Hezakiah is ill during the seige. The Asyrians give him an ultimatum - surrender or de destroyed. He takes the letter to the Temple to lay before the Lord. Once again Isaiah arrives with the answer - a prophecy of a miracle:

33 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there...   35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.  36 Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

 

Historians typically assume that an illness such as cholora passed though the camp. Personally I'm taking Isaiah's word for it. Across the panel are 14,850 red dots - each representing 10 Assyrians.

 Acrylic on panel.

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