Wednesday, May 23, 2007

What did the "lilies of the field" look like?

When Jesus says "Consider the lilies of the field . . ." (Matt. 6.28 // Luke 12.27 // Thomas 36), how do you imagine those "lilies" (κρίνον)? One of my favourite internet resources is the Eikon Image Database for Biblical Studies at Yale, which here features a nice picture of what may be meant by "lilies of the field":

Anemones (Lilies of the Field) at Shechem

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