The Jews Took Up Rocks to Stone Jesus (Les juifs prirent des pierres pour lapider Jésus)
Jesus’ conversations with members of his community escalate and become violent: when he claims to know Abraham, the Old Testament patriarch, devout Jews are skeptical, given his youth. Alluding to his own transcendence as the Son of God, he replies: “Before Abraham was, I am.” At this response, the people attack Jesus with stones, gathering together as an angry mob.
- Portfolio/Series: The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ (La Vie de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ)
- Artist: James Tissot, French, 1836-1902
- Medium: Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
- Place Made: France
- Dates: 1886-1896
- Dimensions: Image: 6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (15.6 x 21 cm) Sheet: 6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (15.6 x 21 cm) Frame: 15 x 20 x 1 1/2 in. (38.1 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "J.J. Tissot"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 00.159.176
- Credit Line: Purchased by public subscription
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Jews Took Up Rocks to Stone Jesus (Les juifs prirent des pierres pour lapider Jésus), 1886-1896. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (15.6 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.176
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)