Bible Cartoon: John 12 - Jesus anointed at Bethany

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Bible Book: John
Bible Book Code: 4301200101
Scene no: 1 of 1

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

John 12:1-8 (ANIV)
Jesus anointed at Bethany
1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honour. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took about a pint [1] of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” [2] 6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
7 “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.
8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”

Greek, a litra (probably about 0.5 litre).

Greek, three hundred denarii.



Light is provided from above, from 2 × 4-wick oil lamps.

Jesus, anointed by Mary. Martha is serving wine. Lazarus reclines behind Jesus.
Disciples: James (son of Zebedee), Simon the zealot, Thomas/Didymus, Simon/Peter, Bartholomew/Nathaniel, Judas Iscariot, Andrew.

This was the first cartoon that had several of Jesus’ disciples in it. At this point in drawing John’s gospel I realised that I would need to create character sheets for all 12 of Jesus’ disciples. That took quite a while to complete!

From left to right the characters are: James son of Zebedee, Simon the zealot, Thomas / Didymus “doubting Thomas”, Simon / Peter, Bartholomew / Nathaniel, Judas Iscariot (scolding Mary (Martha’s & Lazarus’ sister) for “wasting” the expensive perfume!), Lazarus (recently raised from the dead) Andrew, Martha (Mary’s & Lazarus’ sister) with Jesus in the foreground.