The Man Born Blind

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’ When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, saying to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see.

Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, ‘Do you believe in the Son of Man?’ He answered, ‘And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him.’ Jesus said to him, ‘You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.’ He said, ‘Lord, I believe.’ And he worshipped him. John 9:1-7, 35-38


Church of St. George, Reichenau Abbey, Oberzell, Lake Constance, 10th century.
Codex Egberti, c. 980-93.
Duccio, 1307-11 (more: one two)
Ottheinreich Bible, c. 1530-32.
Paris Bordone, c. 1550.
Léonard Gaultier, c. 1576-80.
Annibale Carracci, 1605-06
Miracolo del cieco nato
Orazio de Ferrari (1606-57)
Angelo Trevisani, 1715-20.
William Holman Hunt, 1853-54
Edmund Blair Leighton, 1879
Church of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier, Brittany.
A. N. Mironov, 2009.

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