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Tuesday, February 15, 2005
THE HOSPITALITY OF ABRAHAM. This 1411 iconography by Andrei Rublev has become the primary symbol for hospitality. Based on Genesis 18:1-15, it depicts the three strangers who showed up near Abraham's tent (pitched near the tree of Mamre), sitting at the table awaiting a meal that Abraham has directed to be prepared for them. In welcoming these strangers, Abraham receives the gift they bear--the promise that he and Sarah will have a son.