• Noah 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Pagan iconography and roman style weave in and out of one another. In so solidly an Old Testament symbol as that of Noah, we find him saved from the flood in an ark.
    • Noah in ark with dove 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      This ambiguity continues through the Septuagint, Josephus, and the Vulgate, and even in classic art it is precisely such a box that is used to tell the story of Deucalion and Pyrrha in the Greek myth of the flood as well ...
    • Noah in his ark 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      A lid and occasionally a lock on the ark were bad enough but when the artist put legs on the ark as well, we can only conclude a rather cursory knowledge of a righteous Noah.
    • Noah in the ark 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Noah in his Ark, with lid and lock (dark square of front of art) in a fresco from the catacomb of Via Latina, 4th century.