Zacchaeus, the Chief Tax Collector, Climbs a Tree to See Jesus
“And behold, a man called by name Zacchaeus; and he was a chief publican, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature. And he ran on before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.” Luke 19:2-4 ASV
Illustration of the tax collector named Zacchaeus in a tree waiting for Jesus to pass by (right). Jesus is looking up at him. Three men stand behind Jesus and ponder his actions. Three people kneel at Jesus’ feet. A large crowd has gathered in the background.
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Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, NEW YORK (NY): Benziger Brothers, 1904) 187