I am working on the group of stones listed in the Old Testament passage Exodus 28:17 - 20, and I wanted to double check whether the sapphire appeared in the New Testament too. Recently I was discussing with my friend Dave (who works as a Bible translator for an English language Bible) the question of the order in which these stones should appear. He mentioned in that conversation that their newer edition had changed the Old Testament references from sapphire to lapis lazuli. Accuracy is not my primary concern with my paintings, but I do wish to do what I can to keep fairly close to the intent of each passage.
Well, the word sapphire does, in fact, appear in the New Testament. So when I group my paintings, I do not know which painting I will use in each instance, but I am enjoying working on the concepts.
6" x 6" acrylic on canvas panel
ready to frame