Which Came First? Thoughts about Jesus and the Binding of Isaac

I’ve been reading a wonderful book about the Isaac story, James Goodman’s But Where Is the Lamb?: Imagining the Story of Abraham and Isaac. It is a history of interpretation, but written in an unconventional manner – as though the author of the Akedah story were surveying what future readers would say and do in response [Read More...]

Scribes with Knives

The British Library blog has a number of images of medieval scribes at work, with some commentary explaining the tools they used and other aspects of what is depicted. While the development of the writing desk does seem to represent a difference between them and their more ancient predecessors, there are still aspects of their [Read More...]

Classic Video Game Biblical Epic Art

It is hard to find one title that summarizes what Dan Hernandez's art incorporates and focuses on. So here is an example. Click through to see more of his series “Genesis 2014.” HT Gizmodo.     [Read more...]

Two Kinds of Truth

I came across the above quote from Raymond Chandler on Pinterest. It seems to me that a lot of controversy in our time is generated by people who mistake the one for the other. [Read more...]

The Minimum Bible: The Book of Job

Although most of the images in the series The Minimum Bible didn’t really speak to me in connection with the texts that they were supposed to represent, this one on the Book of Job seemed worth sharing: [Read more...]

Ottoman Star Wars

By Murat Palta. Click through to see more of his art. [Read more...]

The Coruscant Tapestry

This version of the Bayeux Tapestry telling the story of Star Wars was created by Aled Lewis. HT IO9   [Read more...]

Doctor Who Tapestry

  Via Laughing Squid, I learned of this attempt to turn the entire history of Doctor Who into a tapestry. Click through to see the details in larger cut-outs!   [Read more...]

Unusual Perspectives

My colleague at Butler University, artist Steve Nyktas, has some of his artwork on his website, and it includes some photographs of entirely familiar objects from completely atypical standpoints. The results are often beautiful, but also thought-provoking as they illustrate how much we miss because we view things only from a particular angle that we [Read More...]

Colleague’s CAPTCHA

I thought I’d take this opportunity both to congratulate my friend and colleague Gautam Rao on having some of his works chosen for display at the Athens (Georgia) Institute for Contemporary Art, and to share one of his works that has been honored, a painting entitled “Human Error”: Gautam says (in an article about this [Read More...]


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