When Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath, he flouts rules against work and further upsets the devout. Although Jewish law permitted the saving of lives on the holy day, Jesus defies the rigid rules of the Sabbath by extending his help to a man afflicted but not threatened with death.
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James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Man with the Withered Hand (L'homme à la main desséchée), 1886-1896. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 8 5/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.9 x 16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.95
Purchased by public subscription
Image: 8 5/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.9 x 16 cm); Sheet: 8 5/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.9 x 16 cm); Frame: 20 x 15 x 1 1/2 in. (50.8 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm)