Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 8: GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISE

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Engraver: Auguste Doré

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GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES

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a snake approaches

angels with blunt swords are guards

no danger at all

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NOTE: After the setting of the sun each evening, a snake approaches the repentant sinners. Two angels carrying blunt swords arrive and chase the snake away. There is no danger: The angels don’t even bother to carry sharp swords. What is happening is that God is showing that He will protect the repentant sinners and that He will keep His promises: The repentant sinners will be allowed to climb the Mountain of Purgatory and will be permitted to enter Paradise.

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