The Hospitality of Abraham
Hermitage of St.
The first word of
the inscription is unclear to me. The other three words are
XENíA TóN ABRAAM,
"Hospitality of Abraham" -- that is, God's
Abraham at Mamre in Genesis 18:1-15
Abraham is the
man on the left of the large central figure. The woman is his wife
Sarah. Both are bringing food to the table at which are seated the
three visitors. All three have crossed haloes signifying the Deity and
thus represent the Trinity.
More of Abraham
More of the Trinity