Posts tagged “bible stories”

  1. In case you're not familiar with the parable of the Prodigal Son, I'll give you the bare outline: A man has two sons, one of whom goes to his father, demands his inheritance, sails off and squanders every penny getting drunk with idiots.

  2. You are presumably familiar enough with the story of Saul and David that I do not need to recount it for you here! The gist, for those of you unfamiliar, is that Saul was the big butch king of Israel in the long-ago, whose various misdeeds made him unfit for kingship, and God, via the prophet Samuel, selected the young and ruddy David son of Jesse to replace him.

  3. The account of Jacob wrestling with an angel in Genesis 32 is one of the most commonly painted scenes in art history. Oddly enough, it turns out that the majority of the Western Masters were unable to distinguish "anguished struggling in the dark with an unseen foe" from "happily slow-dancing." German miniature, c. 1350 This is just hugging. No wrestling is taking place here at all. 0 points. Unknown Russian painter, Jacob Wrestling With…