Elijah Challenges the People of Israel and the Judgement of Solomon

  Elijah Challenges the People of Israel and the Judgement of Solomon

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1909

Four-light window with two main scenes. In the left-hand lights of the window Elijah addresses a small crowd on Mount Carmel, while in the right-hand lights of the window Solomon, enthroned, judges between the two women who claim the child. Four scenes with female figures below, symbolising law, justice, mercy and faith.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: Gerald P. Hutchinson

Church of St Eurgain and St Peter, Northop, Flintshire
west wall of the nave

From designs by Hutchinson, Mann and James Hogan.

Texts: 'How long halt ye between two opinions' (1 Kings 18:21); 'Give her the living child she is the mother thereof' (1 King 3:27). Text in the tracery: 'Be strong and of a good courage' (a phrase repeated three times in both Deuteronomy 31 and Joshua 1)





 

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References

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 407.

Malcolm Seaborne, Victorian and Later Stained Glass Windows in Flintshire Churches (Mold: 1996), p. 15.




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