Saturday, April 23, 2022

Rehoboam and Abijah - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo

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

Another of the ancestor paintings is called Rehoboam and Abijah.

In the old testament of the Bible, King Solomon had a son named Rehoboam, and then Rehoboam had a son named Abijah.
In the Bible they were not very good followers of God and did not have a great time.

The painting shows a person on the left and right, and a small person who is maybe a child on the right.
These are probably not supposed to be Rehoboam and Abijah.

(from: wikipedia - gallery of sistine chapel ceiling)

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