Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spot the Mistake!

Elisha by Clive Uptton
Here's a picture taken from the new 'Egermeier's Bible Story Book.' The picture is by one of my favorite Bible artists Clive Uptton and shows Elisha with the Shunammite woman. (2 Kings 4:18-37)
Can you spot the mistake? I'll add the first correct answer below.

The correct answer came in from Nikolaj from Belgium. Well done Nikolaj! The answer is:
Elisha was Bald!
This is a common mistake made by Bible artists. The reason for this is, I think, due to the fact that the most popular depictions of Elisha are when he is present at the translation of Elijah in 2 Kings 2:1-11.
The Bible artist would need to read on past this story to verse 23 to know that Elisha was bald!

The only reason that I've mentioned this is that I was thinking the other day how helpful it would be if publisher brought out a 'Bible Artist's Bible'. A reference book that gave a physical description, (where possible) of every character in the Bible along with a time-line showing the age of each character at the different events in their lives. This would stop Bible illustrators drawing a young Daniel in the Lion's Den! There may already be a book like this available. Let me know if you see one!

It's not only Bible artists who would benefit from a book like this, I'm sure that Bible students, writers, film makers and many more would welcome an easy to follow reference guide to Bible characters.

Picture © Warner Press 2009

15 comments:

Nikolaj Bourguignon said...

Isn't he supposed to be bald?

Bible artist said...

Well done Nikolaj! Top marks!

Nikolaj Bourguignon said...

Yeah, the story with the mocking children has left quite an impression on me. Hence the knowledge :P

Deboraw said...

Graham, I have seen that picture before, and I believe there is more than one mistake, but I can't quite put my 'finger' on what. The one about the bald head should be obvious. Kind of like the post you had about reading your text and illustrating Jesus walking on the water in the daylight. But being far from even touching the hem of the garment as far as illustrating goes myself...

Nikolaj, maybe we ought to bring out that lesson more often (children). My husband has said he is very glad they didn't enforce the 'law' about stoning rebellious children when he was a child. Smile. Deboraw

Bible artist said...

I remember reading somewhere that the youths were a little older than children (possible teenagers?) which made the story slightly less shocking.

Let me know if you find the other mistake Deboraw.

Deboraw said...

Graham, what an excellent idea! You have my second on it. As far as the 'children' I know I've read that they were older also. I think Bible idea of youth went far beyond our ideas of it. Benjamin you remember was a grown man with a family--I'm sure that's correct--and Jacob didn't want to let the 'child' go. Deboraw

sjqw233ws2z@yahoo.com.tw箭靶子顏竹 said...

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跨宗教 跨領域
悉怛多缽怛囉阿門證據時效
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館。讀得越多,就越意識到,儘管曾認為自己頭腦的每方面都受過良好的
教育,但我的知識還是很有限的。有許多這方面的研究和出版物,都是由
知名的臨床醫生和科學家們實施、驗證並重複的,但是很少人知道。他們
有可能都錯了或者都被欺騙了嗎?證據是如此的確鑿,而我還是懷疑。不
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精神,而且更關心人我關係,不再汲汲於名利,我也開始理解甚麼是可以
帶走而甚麼帶不走。確實,在這之前我一定也不相信肉體死亡後我們的某
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「那幾週,我重溫了在哥倫比亞大學念一年級時所學的比較宗教課的課
本。在《聖經》舊約和新約全書中確實提到輪迴轉世。公元325年,羅馬康
斯坦丁大帝和他的母親海倫娜,將新約中關於輪迴轉世的內容刪去了。」

在《前世今生》一書中也提到,大師們通過凱瑟琳共示現了10餘次,談話涉
及到人類的不朽及生命的真正意義:「我們的任務是學習,豐富知識成為
神那樣的生命。直到我們可以解脫了,然後我們會回來教誨和幫助其他
人。」



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2009年3月11日 下午 12:04

Bible artist said...

您好瑞蔡赟
新旧约不会讲的轮回。那个
书,你读过博士魏斯并不证明转世
要么,所有证明的是,魔鬼可以影响下
催眠以同样的方式,他们试图影响那些
联络人通过媒介。

重要的是要记住,撒旦的一项议程。他的议程
是两个人的攻击和工作的基督!如果恶魔
说,这个问题不在于你住你的生活,或是否
你相信耶稣或没有,那么你肯定知道,这
精神是邪恶!

贴近记得,圣经和耶稣是承诺
弥赛亚。
祝你好运与您的课程。

Bible artist said...

Deborah:
I found the comment about the youths being older. It's in the footnotes of the Amplified Bible. The Hebrew word for youth (naar) is used.

Deboraw said...

Graham, I believe it was Mark Twain who wrote that when he (Mark Twain) was 18 his father was quite ignorant, but it was amazing how much the 'old man' had learned by the time (Mark Twain) had turned 20.

I'm amazed at how much I thought I knew at 18 also. LOL But I never took on a prophet of God. Our few years of 70, 80, or even 90 to 100 aren't even a drop in the bucket compared to Adam, or Methuselah-- or God.

I'm going to have to have my son translate those last couple of comments, that seems to be one language I have not studied. Smile. Deboraw

Bible artist said...

It's only Chinese Deboraw!
;0)

Bible artist said...

I'm fluent if every language on Google language tools!
;0)

Deboraw said...

I was hoping it was Japanese. When we set up our 'new computer' (our computer when it WAS new) there were some directions in Japanese--so we emailed them to one of our sons. He is fluent in Japanese--it was something funny like 'this side up' or what not. Glad we hadn't agonized over them though! LOL But I kinda figured it looked like Chinese. What I'm actually looking for is something that will translate my son's algebra into English.;+) Deboraw

Bible artist said...

We had a young Japanese man visit us many years ago. He was on business in the U.K. and he had been given our contact details by a Japanese missionary friend of ours. He taught us a well known Sunday School chorus in Japanese which I then taught the children in our kids club. The kids loved singing in Japanese! I can still remember the words now.

I can't help you with the algebra though Deboraw. I've never been able to use the mathematical part of my brain!

ragnarschroder said...

Colored garments were very expensive in those days I think. Quite unlikely the woman would have one.

And was that deep green color of the dress even available? There were no artificial dyes back then.