> Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 15:18:25 +0200
> From: Peter Hofrichter <Peter.Hofrichter@...>
> Subject: Re: Re: James and Clopas
> Dear Elaine,
> only Some additions!
> Therefore MM was banished from Jesus life. and downgraded as an
> possessed and sinner, what I do'nt believe she really was. It is only
> Luke who at the one hand explicitely downgrades MM and at the other
> gives Mary as the Mother of Jesus a new and glorious personality.
> Therefore his is called the "painter of Mary" and many old pictures of
> the Holy Virgin are said to have been painted by him.
Are we going too far from 4G? I hope we will not be chastised for
Luke is the patron Saint of iconographers. The tradition is that the Black
Madonna, "Our Lady of Czestochowa" was painted on a small table top
purportedly a piece of furniture made by Jesus in Joseph's shop. I find
this amusing since it is a Nazirite woman with a black mantle that is
covered with gold fleur-de-lis. It is obviously not 1st century and it is
far more likely to be an image of MM.