Pictures for the 3rd Sunday in Lent, Year B

This is a small selection of free-use illustrations, photographs or images based on the readings and prayers/propers in the Roman Catholic lectionary for the third Sunday of Lent, Year B.  It is part of the Lectionary Art Series.

See hymn suggestions for this Sunday for more information about the readings and seasonal notes about this day, and links to other weeks.


The Merchants Chased from the Temple (Les vendeurs chassés du Temple)

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      James Tissot (1836–1902)

Christ driving the moneychangers

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     Rembrandt (1606–1669)

Cleansing of the Temple

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     6th century anonymous

Jesus' cleansing of the Temple

Artist:      Unknown (1508-1519)

The Purification of the Temple

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      El Greco (1541–1614)

Moses repeated the commandments to the people

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      An unknown Carolingian book illuminator circa 840

Christ the Saviour (Pantokrator)

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Unknown 6th century


Jesus drives out the merchants

Attribution:      JESUS MAFA. Jesus drives out the merchants, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved February 20, 2018]. Original source: (contact page:

Ten Commandments, illustrative wood relief carving

Artist:      Unknown, from a Catholic church, southern Poland.
License: Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License

God spoke these words to Moses

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:       Biblical illustrations by Jim Padgett, courtesy of Sweet Publishing, Ft. Worth, TX, and Gospel Light, Ventura, CA. Copyright 1984. Released under new license, CC-BY-SA 3.0

Line Art

Buyers and sellers driven out of the temple

Source:    Doré Bible
Artist:      Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

Jesus drives those who buy and sell out of the temple

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      Unknown - from The story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, 1873

Cleansing the temple

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:      M. Bihn & J. Bealings, 1922

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