Abraham Sends Hagar and Ishmael Away

SCRIPTURE ENVISIONED: THE BIBLE THROUGH THE EYES OF REMBRANDT Abraham Sends Hagar and Ishmael Away Abraham Casting out Hagar and Ishmael ENLARGE Courtesy of Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam Main Introduction Talk to my Lawyer Mad About the Boy It’s All in the Name Never Say Good Bye NOTES Main The matter distressed Abraham greatly, for it concerned […]

Abraham and Isaac

SCRIPTURE ENVISIONED: THE BIBLE THROUGH THE EYES OF REMBRANDT ABRAHAM AND ISAAC ENLARGE Courtesy of Private Collection Introduction Breaking the Sound Barrier Feeding the Fire Whose Trial Was It Anyway? Isaac’s Clairvoyance NOTES Introduction …And the two of them walked on together. Then Isaac said to Abraham his father, ‘Father!’ and he answered, ‘Yes, my […]

An Angel Prevents the Sacrifice of Isaac

Angel Prevents the Sacrifice of Isaac

SCRIPTURE ENVISIONED: THE BIBLE THROUGH THE EYES OF REMBRANDT An Angel Prevents the Sacrifice of Isaac An Angel Prevents the Sacrifice of Isaac ENLARGE Photo courtesy of Hermitage, Leningrad. Main Introduction Fear and Trembling Channeling the Energy NOTES Main And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. Then the […]

Jacob’s Struggle With the Angel

Jacob's Struggle with the Angel

SCRIPTURE ENVISIONED: THE BIBLE THROUGH THE EYES OF REMBRANDT Jacob’s Struggle With the Angel Jacob’s Struggle With the Angel ENLARGE Courtesy of…. Main Introduction Kill or Be Killed Wrestling With Man Wrestling With Self Wrestling With God The Embrace NOTES Main Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the break of […]

Joseph Recounting His Dreams

Joseph Recounting His Dreams

SCRIPTURE ENVISIONED: THE BIBLE THROUGH THE EYES OF REMBRANDT Joseph Recounting His Dreams Joseph Recounting His Dreams ENLARGE Courtesy of Private Collection Main Dream a Little Dream of Me Delusions of Grandeur Pit Stop NOTES Main Once Joseph had a dream which he told to his brothers; and they hated him even more. He said […]

Joseph is Sold by His Brothers

Joseph Sold

SCRIPTURE ENVISIONED: THE BIBLE THROUGH THE EYES OF REMBRANDT Joseph is Sold by His Brothers Joseph is Sold by His Brothers ENLARGE Courtesy of Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin Main Point of View Who Dunnit? NOTES Main When the Midianite traders passed by, they pulled Joseph up out of the pit. They sold Joseph for […]

Joseph’s Coat is Shown to Jacob

Joseph's Coat is Shown to Jacob

SCRIPTURE ENVISIONED: THE BIBLE THROUGH THE EYES OF REMBRANDT Joseph’s Coat is Shown to Jacob Joseph’s Coat is Shown to Jacob ENLARGE Courtesy of Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam Main Introduction A Father’s Guilt A Son’s Journey A People’s Destiny Main Then they took Joseph’s tunic, slaughtered a kid, and dipped the tunic in the blood. They had […]

Joseph Resists Temptation

Joseph Resists Temptation

SCRIPTURE ENVISIONED: THE BIBLE THROUGH THE EYES OF REMBRANDT Joseph Resists Temptation Joseph Resists Temptation ENLARGE Etching – Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife 1634 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Harvey D. Parker collection Main Introduction Coming of Age His Father’s Voice NOTES Main Sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt, Joseph has risen in the […]

Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons

Jacob Blesses Joseph's Sons

SCRIPTURE ENVISIONED: THE BIBLE THROUGH THE EYES OF REMBRANDT Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons ENLARGE Courtesy of Gemaldegalerie, Kassel Main Like Ephraim and Manasseh? Hope Restored Yearning NOTES Main When Joseph saw that his father was placing his right hand on Ephraim’s head, he thought it wrong; so he took hold of […]

The Discovery of Moses

The Discovery of Moses

SCRIPTURE ENVISIONED: THE BIBLE THROUGH THE EYES OF REMBRANDT The Discovery of Moses The Discovery of Moses ENLARGE Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art Main The Barren Princess The Supernatural From the Ethical to the Religious NOTES Main The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe in the Nile, while her maidens walked along the […]