Yep. It is a 3-Pack of Bible Heroes card games. For a dollar. I would have spent $2 without batting an eye. Remember: "Thou Shalt Not Covet."
So tonight after a lovely dinner courtesy of Del Taco, we broke out the cards and looked at them. I wouldn't go as far as to put them at the same level as Karl Bloch, or Rembrandt, but some of them are fantastic. I am giving the artists the benefit of a doubt and assuming that they are accurate representations of the biblical figures. I have sorted through and pulled out some of my favorites to share with you:
This is James, the brother of Jesus.
I think he looks a lot more like Barry, the brother of Maurice and Robin.
I don't know why Abraham's eyes are blacked out.
Maybe he chose that, rather than watch his 90 year-old wife give birth.
(No, that is not in the scriptures. Here we go again. Calm down ladies.)
Daniel in the Lion's Den.
Nothing special about this. I just love the facial expression on the lion in the front.
This is Peter walking on the water.
If you were alive in the '70s, you might notice that he is not just walking, he's truckin'.
Obviously Peter deserved a second card.
What's with the vulture? Makes me want to sing Jungle Book songs.
And my very favorite...
Lazarus being freed from the tomb.
Or, rather, happily running away from a hole in the ground.
Or maybe he ran away from the tomb, slipped on that flower and fell backwards into an open grave. (?)
(We really don't know much about what happened to him after he was brought back to life.)