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Statue of Jeremias

Statue of Jeremias

On the right we find the statue of Jeremiah, one of the greatest prophets, born around 650 BC, representing the sun, and have in his right hand a rod with eyes (missing(, meaning that was shown in a vision, with the following caption on the statue’s head: «VIRGAM VIGILANTEM EGO VIDEO», translated: «I see a watchful rod», that is, an appeal to the fulfillment of the law and vigilance to ward off evil.
In a politically convulsive age, with the people now leaning to one side (Egypt), now to another (Babylon), Jeremias was the scribe, the man who knew where the people should go.It occupies, therefore, a prominent place in Bom Jesus, because there is another statue of the prophet, critic of the conduct of his people, in the facade of the temple.

In this sculpture, inside a niche, Jeremias holds in his left hand a book and with his right points to the ear.

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The Bom Jesus do Monte, an unavoidable reference.