Friday, October 19, 2012

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder "Landscape with the Dream of Jacob" by Michael Leopold Lucas Willmann (September 27, 1630 – August 26, 1706) born in Königsberg, Duchy of Prussia. Date ~ 1691. Medium oil on canvas. Dimensions 87 × 106 cm (34.3 × 41.7 in) Current location Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie

Jacob's Ladder (Hebrew: Sulam Yaakov סולם יעקב) is a ladder to heaven that the biblical Patriarch Jacob dreams about during his flight from his brother Esau. It is described in the Book of Genesis.

Genesis 28:10–12 Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11. And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. 12. And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!

Jacob's Ladder

This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF. Works published before 1923, are now in the public domain.

This image is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris), in this case Michael Leopold Lucas Willmann (September 27, 1630 – August 26, 1706) , and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day of that year. +sookie tex

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