Painting and Sketches/Color sketch--St Issa (Jesus) in
Previous | Gallery Home
The result of the questionings by the priests convinced them not to
kill Issa, at least not outright. They decided to leave it up to "fate"
to decide this question ultimately. Ejected from the city, St. Issa was
left to wander unprotected from the many nocturnal wild beasts that apparently
roamed near the city. Though it is not written, he probably was ejected
from the gate nearest to refuse dump, where he was likely to encounter
the most wild creatures. Some were no doubt scavenging, others hunting.
Perhaps some would switch to hunting Issa, as a human alone at night would
be easier meat than an elusive wary garbage rooting boar.
Image Copyright ©2004-2007