Ecce Homo

Edward Riojas's avatar Edward Riojas

Ecce Homo. Behold the Man. This is not art for art’s sake. This painting has purpose: To show The Christ’s fulfillment of the Old Testament sacrificial law. The Hebrew text above is from Exodus 24:8 “And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words.” Hundreds of years later the crowd before Pilate unwittingly underscores that covenant, but with hateful words against The Ultimate Sacrifice; The Christ: “His blood be on us and on our children.” Without use of further daily sacrifice beyond Christ's redemptive sacrifice the temple became useless. The curtain that once hid both the sin of mankind and the glory of God now rests on the shoulders of The Christ. His glory absorbing the punishment for our sin, once and for all.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: approx. 6 inches
  • Medium: oil on wood
  • Width: approx. 40 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: approx. 90 inches