A Simple Guide to Identify What’s Biblical (or traditional) in the Chosen and What Isn’t

Posted: December 13, 2022 by datechguy in Uncategorized

Saw episode 1 of the third season of the Chosen and was impressed, the sermon on the mount was really something in terms of delivery but for me the most memorable moment was the exchange between Nathanial and Simon Peter after Peter got home and was finally going to have some time alone with his wife.

On this feast of St Lucy (Our Lady of Guadalupe was yesterday my bad) it hit me that this is an excellent illustration of how to identify what is drama and what is scripture or in the tradition of the Church in the series using a simple web search

For example, if you do a search for “the sermon on the mount painting” in brave this is what you come up with under images:

…you will find pages of paintings of this moment from scripture all over, however if you do a search of “St. Peter wanting to bash in St. Nathanael’s head in with a rock painting”

Not a painting, let alone a renaissance master in sight.

I submit and suggest this is a pretty solid method to separate the Drama and the reality.

It still was pretty funny.

Update: Today is the feast of St. Lucy, Our Lady of Guadalupe was yesterday, my bad but the rule stands, if it’s a biblical or a church tradition odds are some Renaissance artist painted it.

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