Bible Cartoon: Luke 01 - Births foretold - Scene 13 - John named (Flat)

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Bible Book: Luke
Bible Book Code: 4200105901
Scene no: 13 of 14

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Luke 1:59-79 (NLT)
59 When the baby was eight days old, they all came for the circumcision ceremony. They wanted to name him Zechariah, after his father.
60 But Elizabeth said, “No! His name is John!”
61 “What?” they exclaimed. “There is no one in all your family by that name.” 62 So they used gestures to ask the baby’s father what he wanted to name him. 63 He motioned for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s surprise he wrote, “His name is John.”

64 Instantly Zechariah could speak again, and he began praising God. 65 Awe fell upon the whole neighborhood, and the news of what had happened spread throughout the Judean hills. 66 Everyone who heard about it reflected on these events and asked, “What will this child turn out to be?” For the hand of the Lord was surely upon him in a special way.

67 Then his father, Zechariah, was filled with the Holy Spirit and gave this prophecy:

68 “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has visited and redeemed his people.
69 He has sent us a mighty Savior [1]
from the royal line of his servant David,
70 just as he promised through his holy prophets long ago.
71 Now we will be saved from our enemies
and from all who hate us.
72 He has been merciful to our ancestors
by remembering his sacred covenant—
73 the covenant he swore with an oath
to our ancestor Abraham.
74 We have been rescued from our enemies
so we can serve God without fear,
75 in holiness and righteousness
for as long as we live.

76 “And you, my little son,
will be called the prophet of the Most High,
because you will prepare the way for the Lord.
77 You will tell his people how to find salvation
through forgiveness of their sins.
78 Because of God’s tender mercy,
the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, [2]
79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
and to guide us to the path of peace.”

Greek, has raised up a horn of salvation for us.

Or, the Morning Light from Heaven is about to visit us.



The sun lights this scene from the right.

From left to right: 2 lady neighbours or friends (also seen in the previous scene), Zechariah, worshipping the Lord God with hands raised. Elizabeth, holding John up towards Zechariah. Mary (mother of Jesus), with hands upraised.

I wanted to make the foreground ladies have expressions of shock & surprise, as Zechariah was suddenly able to speak once more.

This is the first version of this scene (of two versions) which has a flat background colour.

This is the first Bible Cartoon that I have drawn entirely in 1mm thickness line, & then added variable thickness lines on the computer – a major departure for me! Normally I drawn all the shadows & variable thickness lines on the hand drawn version & only then colour up on the PC!