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Why Is This Fresco of the Fiery Furnace So Important That It Is In The Catechism?

And Why Should It Go In A Baptistry? Have a look at this wall painting of the prophet Daniel’s companions in the fiery furnace. It is from the Roman Catacomb of Priscilla, one of the images that is included in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. But why? Scripture tells us of the fate of Daniel’s three friends (Daniel 3: 49, Knox translation): “An angel of the Lord had gone down into the furnace with Azarias and his companions and drove the flames away from it, making a wind blow in the heart of the furnace, like the wind that brings the dew.
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