Susanna (2)


was held by the ancient Church to be a symbol of resurrection, and also a type of the persecuted Church-the two elders representing the pagans and the Jews. Representations of her are frequently found in France, in cemeteries, on sarcophagi. She is sometimes standing between two old men, sometimes between two trees behind which the men are hiding. Sometimes she is represented as a lamb between a fox, and a leopard. In France she still appears as the representative of the Christian Church, the persecutors being Arians, Goths, and Vandals. —Martigny, Dict. des Antiq. Chret. s.v.

Bible concordance for SUSANNA.

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