Saturday, February 19, 2022

Sibyls - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo

We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting of the prophets Isaiah, Daniel, Jonah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel, and Zechariah.

Another group of 5 prophets that Michelangelo painted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling were called Sibyls, a Greek word that means prophetess.
These were people that were said to have told the future of Jesus' coming, but were not in the Bible.

The 5 Sibyls were called the Persian Sibyl, Erythraean Sibyl, Delphic Sibyl, Cumaean Sibyl, and Libyan Sibyl

Each of these prophetesses was from a different land, and told stories that people think were prophecies telling the future about Jesus coming as a savior for the world.

(from: wikipedia - persian sibyl)

(from: wikipedia - erythraean sibyl)

(from: wikipedia - delphic sibyl)

(from: wikipedia - cumaean sibyl)

(from: wikipedia - libyan sibyl)

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