Saturday, April 2, 2022

Naason - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo

We just learned about one of the Sistine Chapel paintings of Jesus' ancestors, Aminadab.

Another of the ancestor paintings is of Naason, also sometimes spelled Nashon.

Just like Amminadab, Nashon is in the Old Testament of the Bible a few times, throughout the books of Exodus, Numbers, and Chronicles, usually just being listed as part of the old family of God's people.

In the book of Matthew in the New Testament, in the list of relatives of Jesus, Nashon is the son of Amminadab that we just learned about.
So Nashon is the Great great great great great great grandson of Abraham, and the Great great great grandfather of David.

Michelangelo painted two people sitting beside a side that says "Naason".
There weren't really any paintings of Naason, since he was alive many years before Michelangelo did this painting, so he just imagined some people to put next to the sign to be part of Jesus' family.

(from: wikipedia - gallery of sistine chapel ceiling)

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