Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Miracle in the Temple of Dagon

  • The Plague of Ashdod, by Nicholas Poussin

    The Plague of Ashdod, Poussin’s famous painting of 1630, is based on the Old Testament account of an epidemic affecting the Philistines after they had captured the Ark of the Covenant from the Israelites and moved it to their coastal city of Ashdod. According to Samuel 1:5, the Lord first destroyed the statue of their…