Monday, July 26, 2010

If you're a lush, keep the weapons away from your date

In our Bible Study at Saint Stephen's we are studying the Book of Judith. For some reason, the way chapter 12 ends always makes me laugh. Here it is in the King James Version: "And Holofernes took great delight in her, and drank much more wine than he had drunk at any time in one day since he was born." In other words, it was an epic night. Of course, it didn't turn out too well for him. Here is Caravaggio's artistic interpretation of the beheading. I wish I had this for my wall at home.

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