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The best pictures of the expulsion from Paradise

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Religion, Sinners on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The best pictures of the expulsion from Paradise are dramatic and moving images of wretched Adam and Eve being turned out of Eden forever.
The first picture shows a starkly tragic scene.

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Adam and Eve driven out of Paradise by Siegfried Detler Bendixen

The second picture shows a more tender and regretful departure.

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The expulsion from Paradise

The third picture shows the momentousness of the expulsion in a dramatic composition.

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Adam and Eve driven out of Eden by Gustave Dore

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The best pictures of Adam and Eve in Paradise

Posted in Animals, Best pictures, Bible, English Literature, Historical articles, History, Literature, Nature, Religion on Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The best pictures of Adam and Eve in Paradise are striking images of the first man and woman in the Biblical story of Genesis and Milton’s great epic poem, Paradise Lost.
The first picture shows Adam and Eve in Paradise.

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Adam and Eve, with Eve showing her obedience

The second picture shows an exotic Paradise.

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Paradise or The Garden of Eden by John Millar Watt

The third picture shows Adam and Eve in Paradise moments after the Fall.

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Adam and Eve by Harold Copping

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The best pictures of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Religion on Thursday, 29 October 2015

The best pictures of William Laud are striking mages of this high-churchman and the humiliating trial which destroyed him.
The first picture shows a portrait after Van Dyck.

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Archbishop Laud by Van Dyck

The second picture shows the trial of Archbishop Laud.

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Trial of Archbishop Laud by Alexander Johnstone

The third picture is a pamphlet showing a woodcut of Laud’s execution and printing his last prayers on the scaffold.

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Execution of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury (1645)

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The best pictures of the beheading of John the Baptist

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Dance, Religion, Royalty, Saints, Sinners on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The best pictures of the beheading of John the Baptist are vivid images of the notorious murder of Herod’s famous prisoner.
The first picture shows the guards arriving to behead John the Baptist.

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Death of John the Baptist, St Mark, vi, 27

The second picture shows his execution.

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Execution of John the Baptist

The third picture shows the daughter of Herodias receiving the head of John the Baptist on a charger.

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The daughter of Herodias receiving the head of John the Baptist by Gustave Dore

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The best pictures of Salome

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Dance, Historical articles, History, Religion, Royalty on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The best pictures of Salome are striking images of the necrophiliac daughter of Herodias.
The first picture shows Salome receiving her macabre reward.

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Salome by Hayes

The second picture shows Salome.

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Salome, the daughter of Herodias by Emil Vernet-Lecomte (after)

The third picture shows Salome dancing before Herod.

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"The Daughter of Herodias danced before them", St Matthew, XIV, 6

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The best pictures of the baptism of Jesus

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Religion, Rivers, Saints on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The best pictures of the baptism of Jesus are striking images of John the Baptist baptising Christ in the River Jordan.
The first picture shows the Divine light at the baptism.

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The Baptism of Christ

The second picture shows the baptism.

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The Baptism of Christ

The third picture shows a dove hovering over the baptism.

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The Baptism of Christ

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The best pictures of the Passion Play at Oberammergau

Posted in Actors, Best pictures, Bible, Historical articles, History, Theatre on Monday, 19 October 2015

The best pictures of the Passion Play at Oberammergau are documentary images of the theatre and historic productions.
The first picture shows the stage.

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Oberammergau Passion Play

The second picture shows the Crucifixion scene in the passion play.

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Scene of the Crucifixion, Passion Play, Oberammergau

The third picture shows the actors playing Christ and Judas.

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Oberammergau Passion Play: Joseph Mair as Der Christus and George Lechner as Judas

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The best pictures of Isaac Watts

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Country House, Education, English Literature, Historical articles, History, London, Music, Religion on Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The best pictures of Isaac Watts are images of the theologian and places associated with him.
The first picture shows a portrait of the “Father of English Hymnody”.

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Isaac Watts from the portrait in Dr Williams' Library

The second picture shows the statue of Dr Watts by Edward Baily.

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Dr. Watts' Monument, Abney Park Cemetery by Edward Hodges Baily, sculptor

The third picture shows Abney House where Dr Watts lived for over thirty years as a member of the household.

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Abney House, 1845

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The best pictures of the martyrdom of St Stephen

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, Bible, Historical articles, History, Religion, Saints on Sunday, 4 October 2015

The best pictures of the martyrdom of St Stephen are vivid images of the early Christian’s terrible death by stoning.
The first picture is a famous painting showing the dead young man become an already transcendent figure.

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St Stephen, "He fell asleep" by Sir John Everett Millais

The second picture shows the stoning of Stephen.

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The Stoning of Stephen

The third picture shows a Jewish mob stoning Stephen in a barren rocky landscape.

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The Martyrdom of St. Stephen by Gustave Dore

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The best pictures of the miraculous draught of fishes

Posted in Best pictures, Bible, Boats, Fish, Miracle, Sea on Sunday, 4 October 2015

The best pictures of Jesus fishing are striking images of the miraculous catch.
The first picture shows Jesus fishing.

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Jesus fishing by John Lawson

The second picture shows Peter hauling in the miraculous draught of fishes.

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A Great Draught of Fishes

The third picture shows a general view of the scene.

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A great multitude of fishes by William Hole

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