Bible Cartoon: Matthew 05 - The Beatitudes - Scene 04 - Blessed are the merciful

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Bible Book: Matthew
Bible Book Code: 4000500701
Scene no: 4 of 5

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Matthew 5:7-9 (ANIV)
7 [Jesus said] “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.”

DRAWING NOTES:

TIME OF DAY:
I’ve set the scene in the late morning.

LIGHTING NOTES:
The sun is high in the sky, on the left of the scene.

CHARACTERS PRESENT:
Jesus, sitting on a rock, with 5 of the Apostles visible (the others are there too, behind the viewer!)
There is a large crowd of people in the background.

RESEARCH/ADDITIONAL NOTES:

This cartoon is one of many, which together will illustrate the complete “Sermon on the Mount”.

Matthew chapters 05:01–08:01 is called “the Sermon on the Mount” because Jesus gave it on a hillside near Capernaum, which was a town/city on the north coast of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret.) This sermon probably covered several days of preaching, if not more, & the content was probably repeated by Jesus (at least in part) many times, as the message contained in the sermon is central to his gospel message.

I decided I would create a “thought bubble” in the top right hand corner of the scene, and illustrate the various people Jesus describes in his famous sermon on the mount. This scene shows a man reaching down to help a woman on the ground, representing the phrase “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” I believe this is a still image from a Bible film, depicting Jesus and the sinful woman.

For notes on the possible location of Capernaum, see Matthew 05 – The Beatitudes – Scene 01 – Blessed are you.


Here’s the scene without the figures.
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Matthew 05 – The Beatitudes – Scene 01 – Blessed are you – Landscape