Matthew 21:36 (ANIV)
[Jesus said] 36 “Then he [the landowner] sent other servants to them [the tenant farmers], more than the first time, and the tenants treated them in the same way.
TIME OF DAY:
This is a story (parable) told by Jesus, so it has no particular time of day. I have established this scene as being mid morning.
The sun rising on the right (east) of this scene provides natural light, and casts shadows to the left of people and objects.
Two servants sent by the landowner, one (in purple outer robe) being chased off, with three tenant farmers throwing stones at him. The second servant (in green outer robe) is lying dead by the farm wall.
This scene is once again set at the rock wall of the vineyard, this time further around (towards the south), so that the sun is on the right of the scene, rather than the left.
On the wall to the right of the action is a Mabuya vittata (aka the Bridled Mabuya or Bridled Skink), which is found in the Mediterranean area and extending north (Lebanon, Syria, Turkey). Sometimes extending east, and even beyond the Middle East. This little lizard is up to about 22 centimetres (8.6 inches) long. The Bridled Mabuya is usually found near water, in open sandy or stony soil with little grass or bushy vegetation. It has a smooth, shiny, body with overlapping scales, showing stripes of various colours along its whole body. They have conical (cone shaped) heads and elongated bodies, with a tapering tail that is easily broken but can be regenerated. The Bridled Mabuya feeds primarily on insects and other arthropods.