Biblical Archive

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The Creation of Adam is a part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco created by Michelangelo. It is the most famous part of the whole ceiling. The depiction represents God accompanied by angles giving the ‘touch of life’ to Adam. It is a visual representation of the event from the Book of Genesis when on the sixth day, god created Adam, eve and other flora and fauna. Story of Creation of Adam and Eve According to the Book of Genesis (the first book of the Hebrew Bible), God first created Adam on the sixth day. He put him in the Garden of Eden and went away to create other things like animals, trees, rivers, etc. (including trees of knowledge and life). Then after he brought […]

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Peter Paul Rubens, the 17th century Flemish Baroque painter painted the first version of the biblical subject Massacre of the Innocents in 1612. It took him two years to finish the painting. It showcases the intense scene of King Herod’s (Herod the Great) soldiers killing the infants of Bethlehem during his reign. Massacre of the Innocents The subject of the painting is the intense massacre of the infants during the time of Herod the Great who after a prophecy, got furious that a Jew boy (Jesus) would uproot his grand reign. After getting outwitted by the Magi, and not knowing which baby would be the reason of his diminishing reign, in fury, he ordered to kill all the infants under age of two. It was […]

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  The whole story of Tower of Babel concludes as the reason of the different languages on earth. The tower of babe is the reason, the face of earth adheres so many different languages, totally dissimilar to each other. Story of babel goes like this in Book of Genesis: People with one language and similar mentality coming from east sets out a quest to build a tower so high, which could reach the skies, or ‘the heavens’ as some descriptions says. Gods didn’t like this and thought it as a dishonor. To stop them, some of the gods came down on earth and scattered the people building the tower on the different part of the world and giving them different languages. Thus, they stopped making […]

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