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Jan 20, 2015

Beautiful Bible Story Book Art...

Did you know that old time art & graphics are simply beautiful to behold?  
I mean beautiful!   Have a look...
 This children's bible story book features the bible parable 
(which is a story to teach a lesson) of the 10 virgins.
  This is a Raphael Tuck & Sons book from 1901 -
  famous for their gorgeous postcards.

The story in brief:

In the custom of bible time marriages - there went out 10 
virgins to meet a bridegroom as he returned with his bride.  
Each had lamps filled with oil.  They waited and waited, but 
the bridegroom did not come as soon as expected...
Waiting for the bridegroom
 ...but about midnight the alert was made - he was on his way!
  Quickly they refilled their lamps that had been burning 
while they waited... that is, 5 of them did. 
'Behold - the bridegroom cometh.'
 Five of them did not bring extra oil.  
Of course the latter 5 tried to beg oil from the wise 5 - 
but it was not to be had.
The foolish virgins begging for oil
To learn the rest of the story - read Matthew 25:1-13.
(Or - this sweet book is available here.)

This parable, with various lessons, was told by Jesus himself. 
Most surely it carries a warning to be ready when Jesus returns.
Each of these virgins knew the bridegroom,
each was his friend - but not all were ready.
Ask Jesus if you are ready - be sure!

Linking to Let's Talk Vintage


Betsy said...

I just showed this post to my husband because not 20 minutes ago we just finished reading the parable of the ten virgins for our daily Bible reading. Isn't it interesting how often that happens?

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

You're right, beautiful graphics! Also, beautifully told by Jesus.

Thank you for taking part in "Let's Talk Vintage!"

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Lovely book, nothing stacks up to the old color illustrations in antique books, so beautiful! I have several antique books that I have bought just for the the beautiful pictures.
Thanks for sharing the Bible story with us and have a great day.


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