St. Joseph's dream
St. Joseph's dream refers to Biblical episodes in which Saint Joseph is visited by an angel of the Lord and receives specific instructions. In the New Testament there are 4 specific episodes in which St. Joseph has such dreams.
The four specific episodes in the New Testament are as follows:
- Third dream: In Matthew 2:19-20, while in Egypt, Joseph is told that it is safe to go back to Israel.
- Fourth dream: In Matthew 2:22, And because he had been warned in a dream, he departed for the region of Galilee.
Antonio Ciseri, 19th century
Daniele Crespi, 1620-1630
Mengs 18th century
Gaetano Gandolfi, c. 1790
Toros Roslin, 1262
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