Above, David, son of Jesse, sits on the first branch of the tree, with Ezekiel and Hosea to his left and right respectively. Below, Jesse is asleep in his bed and is the root of the tree, giving it the sap of life for generations to come. He is surrounded by Nahum on the left who announces the coming of the Messiah and Joel on the left who predicts the coming of the holy spirit to prevent the apocalypse, from the Jesse Tree stained glass window, 1150, on the Western facade of the nave of Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. This window, along with the 2 others on this facade from the 12th century, tells the life story of Jesus Christ. Chartres cathedral was built 1194-1250 and is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Most of its windows date from 1205-40 although a few earlier 12th century examples are also intact. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Above, David, son of Jesse, sits on the first branch of the tree, with Ezekiel and Hosea to his left and right respectively. Below, Jesse is asleep in his bed and is the root of the tree, giving it the sap of life for generations to come. He is surrounded by Nahum on the left who announces the coming of the Messiah and Joel on the left who predicts the coming of the holy spirit to prevent the apocalypse, from the Jesse Tree stained glass window, 1150, on the Western facade of the nave of...
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