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This is done to represent the two natures of Christ - divine and human. During early church history, there were two heresies that arose. One claiming that Jesus was fully divine masquerading as a human, and another claiming that He was fully human and not really divine. Both heresies were fought by the Church and an official ruling was made that stated that Jesus was both human and divine. This teaching has been carried forth in art by Jesus holding up two fingers to symbolize his two natures. It is also a traditional sign of blessing. It is sacred Roman blessing Jesus=Caesar. Caesar was also divine.

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