Matthew 13:1-2 (NLT)
1 Later that same day Jesus left the house and sat beside the lake. 2 A large crowd soon gathered around him, so he got into a boat. Then he sat there and taught as the people stood on the shore.
TIME OF DAY:
Unspecified in the Bible. I have set the scene in the mid afternoon.
The sun (unseen & off to the right) strongly illuminates this scene, casting shadows to the left of figures and objects.
Jesus is sitting in a fishing boat, teaching the crowds of Hebrew people who are standing on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
This Bible Cartoon sets the scene for the parables that follow. Jesus is teaching the people using parables. The word “parable” comes from two Greek words (para and ballo), which together mean “to throw alongside.” In using parables, Jesus was using figurative speech, comparing a known truth with an unknown truth, literally throwing them alongside each other.
Here is the scene without the figures & boat in the foreground.
Matthew 13 – Parable of the sower – Scene 01 – Teaching from a boat – Landscape