1551: The Harrowing of Hell


Pieter van der Heyden: The Descent of Christ into Limbo (1551)

In the Christian tradition, between his death on the cross and the resurrection Christ descended into Hell to rescue the souls of the righteous who lived before him and thus, without that knowledge, could not have been saved; this includes Adam, Eve, Moses, King David, and other figures from the Old Testament. Click for detail.

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2 Responses to 1551: The Harrowing of Hell

  1. Nicole says:

    Were these “soles” still attached to the shoes of the souls he saved?


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