Saturday, April 16, 2022

Jesse, David, Solomon - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo

We just learned about the Sistine Chapel paintings of Jesus' ancestors, Aminadab, Naason.
and Salmon, Boaz and Obed.

Another of the ancestor paintings is called Jesse, David and Solomon.

We know of King David in the old testament, one of the most well known kings of all time of Isreal, and one of the ancestors of Jesus.
Jesse was David's father, and Solomon was David's son.

For this painting, Michelangelo painted a servant woman, and old man and an old woman.
People think these are not supposed to be Jesse, David and Solomon, but just people who maybe lived at the time they were around.

(from: wikipedia - gallery of sistine chapel ceiling)

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