Life of Christ Window 5: Herod Consults the Scriptures
After being visited by the Three Magi (right), King Herod has Jewish priests and teachers consult the scriptures concerning the birthplace of the Messiah (Matthew 2:1-7). Panel 5 of the Life of Christ Window, the center lancet beneath the west rose window. Dating from about 1150, it depicts the early life of Christ from the Annunciation to the Triumphal Entry. Chartres Cathedral, France.