“Prince of Peace”
Pastel on paper
26″ × 21″
The title of this painting, “Prince of Peace,” comes from Isaiah 9:6. This is my version of Yeshua as baby Jesus. His Jewish identity is shown by the Star of David on His forehead; Yeshua was a descendant of David. God committed Himself to establishing the House of David forever.
Yeshua’s swaddling clothes are surrounded by materials of crimson, purple, blue, and gold. The same colors are found in the garments worn by the priests of the tabernacle, the tent curtains in the tabernacle, and in the ornamentation of Solomon’s Temple.
In the upper right-hand corner of the painting is a large Hebrew letter Shin, which is the symbol of the covenant between God and Israel. It is also the first letter of the word Sar (“Prince”), and of the word Shalom (“Peace”). In the left side of the painting is the Hebrew letter Mem, which stands for Meshiach (“Messiah”). The Name of the LORD, Yod Heh Vav Heh, can be found in the lower left side (see detail below).
The fabric crossing the painting in a diagonal from upper right to lower left suggests the Shofar, and points to the four-letter Name of God. The New Testament says that Yeshua will return at the sound of the last trump, which is the Shofar.
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