Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In The Courts of Belshazzar

The illustrated scripture above in tan and brown tones. Click on the
smaller versions below to download larger versions.
Description of Photograph: taken from the old Silent Film, "Intolerance" and paired with the following scripture "Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them." Daniel 5:3 (KJB) This is one riotous party both in the film's set and also according to scripture, too. An amazing menagerie on exhibition; it representing the idol worship of ancient Persia in the story of Israel's captivity under Babylon.

Intolerance is a 1916 epic silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and considered one of the great masterpieces of the Silent Era. The three-and-a-half hour epic intercuts four parallel storylines, each separated by several centuries: (1) a contemporary melodrama of crime and redemption, (2) a Judean story: Christ's mission and death, (3) a French story: the events surrounding the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572, and (4) a Babylonian story: the fall of the Babylonian Empire to Persia in 539 BC. Each story had its own distinctive color tint in the original print. The scenes are linked by shots of a figure representing Eternal Motherhood, rocking a cradle. Read more . . .

Visit the following links to see this old classic, silent film:
The same illustration in blue.
The illustration in greys.
The illustrated scripture from Daniel in mauve.
Another Moody Bible Institute Filmstrip from 1955.

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