10 January 2007

What's Wrong with This Picture? (#1)

What's wrong with this picture? I'm not asking about color choices or body proportions, I mean something wrong in how the characters/event/setting are portrayed.


Come up with an answer, and preferably a scripture that supports it, then scroll down for mine---no cheating!
















What's wrong? See Leviticus 19:27, "Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard." If Nephi is the righteous one, why is he clean shaven?

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

They made him shave it off when he applied to BYU

Hayes said...

I've always been more troubled by the Virgin Mary's appearance in this picture. Look at the water between Nephi's right knee and his brother. There she is, shroud and all.

Matt said...

According to the Book of Mormon Movie and the Work and the Glory film version, facial hair represents evil.

Anonymous said...

is knowing that nephi didnt have facial hair going to stop me or you gaining eternal life/returning to our father in heaven... 3rd Nephi 12: 1-2

email me for more questions: mormoncrew@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

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3nephi 14:1-2
sorry

BrianJ said...

Anon - I don't see the point of your comment.

Anonymous said...

Nephi was a YOUNG man even a teenager. not all men get facial hair when they are 12

BrianJ said...

Anon -

I don't buy it. All of the popular paintings of Nephi show him beardless. And he certainly looks way older than 12 in this particular painting.

Stephen said...

They made him shave it off when he applied to BYU

That was what I thought too ;)

Stephen said...

But, even with the beard discussed, what about the fact he has a short hair cut was well?

BrianJ said...

short hair would have been expected. From what I understand, long hair was considered feminizing---at least at the time of Jesus. And there was no Mosaic proscription of cutting hair behind the ears.

schrijfblokken said...

wow this is some hard stuff huh. What about Davincis homosexuality