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Christ healing a leper. Matthew VIII, verses 1-3. Christ is shown in the foreground, raising his hand over a kneeling leper who has asked to be healed. Behind him, the apostles watch. Leprosy is a disfiguring neurological disease. At the time of Jesus it was incurable, and lepers were outcasts. Etching by Emilien Rouargue, 1853.
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