St. Joseph's dreams

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The Dream of St. Joseph, by Philippe de Champaigne.

St. Joseph's dreams are four dreams described in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament 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. All four dreams relate to the Nativity of Jesus and his early life.

These dreams have been the subject of works of art by several well-known artists.

Biblical accounts[edit]

The four dreams are as follows:[1]

In art[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English literature by David L. Jeffrey 1993 ISBN 0-8028-3634-8 pages 538-540


  • James Hall, A History of Ideas and Images in Italian Art, 1983, John Murray, London, ISBN 0-7195-3971-4