St. Joseph's dream
Joseph's dreams refer to Biblical episodes in which Joseph, the legal father of Jesus, is visited by an angel of the Lord and receives specific instructions and warnings of impending danger. In the New Testament there are 4 specific episodes in which 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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