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Jawbone by DouglasRamsey Jawbone by DouglasRamsey
Acrylic on hardboard, 18" x 24"

When Samson came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting to meet him. Then the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him, and the ropes that were on his arms became as flax that has caught fire, and his bonds melted off his hands. And he found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, and put out his hand and took it, and with it he struck 1,000 men.

(Judges 15:14-15)


"One man with God is always in the majority." - John Knox
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donwhitt Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I like it a lot. Reminds me of Conan or Tarzan of the colorized comic era.
His is brilliant stuff. One of the things I may attempt is a skinny version of Samson with long hair. A Bible Scholar/ professor I had once asked me the question...what if Samson's strength was because of His hair. Yet also, this was the Holy Spirit. So, Could Samson not have been the Type A persona, Tarzan body builder we have perceived him to be? I just thought that was an interesting question. I disagree. However I like the thought behind it.
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DouglasRamsey Featured By Owner May 13, 2014

The fact that Samson’s strength was supernatural caused this professor to speculate that he might have been physically unimpressive? Eh, possible but not likely. The Philistine temple excavated at Tell Qasile was supported by two cedar pillars that were spaced almost 10 feet apart. Even if the pillars of the Gaza temple were a little closer together, a man who could simultaneously place a hand on each of them would have to be pretty big.

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donwhitt Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's a good point. I love looking at all different viewpoints of the Bible in history. Of course, I wasn't there. What do I know.
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ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even if one does not believe in what the Bible says, one must admit that the Bible is a cornucopia of Sci-fi, Fantasy and even Horror elements. Demons, dragons, giants, mosters the Bible has them all. Just like other people have already said I would love to see a game based on tales like Samson's or Noah's. Maybe even a Shadow of the Collosus game for Jesus. Plus, Samson was the original Manly Man.
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Coelophysis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013   Writer
The writers at cracked.com suggested that "jawbone of a donkey" may have been a mistranslation of the Hebrew word for "minigun". 
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IAmNotRussian Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
God of War, Asura's Wrath, Dante's Inferno.
If religions can have video games, why not Samson's Fury?
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DouglasRamsey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Yeah, I think a game set in the world of ancient Israel has potential. Something like Age of Conan.
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IAmNotRussian Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
We have plenty of Age of Conan, don't need another.

A loose tale of David the Giant Slayer has potentials.  I even thought about writing it.
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AxelMuller Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your biblical art is amazing .Soli Deo gloria!
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DouglasRamsey Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I'm inspired to hear it, thanks!
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