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Glorious Gal

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Salt at The Last Supper 10:24 PM

Not only was Leonardo DaVinci a great painter, he knew some things about salt that I just discovered. Of all the times I looked at this "Last Supper Painting" I never noticed there was salt on the table.

In Bible times, salt was used symbolically in covenants - in both Old Testament and New. Jehovah entered into a salt covenant with David that his seed would be on the throne forever. In Jesus' time, Roman soldiers carried pouches of salt, and when they made a covenant they would pour salt from their pouches into one container and shake it up. Then who could tell one man's salt from the other?

A salt covenant symbolizes:





Now, take a peek at this close up of Judas from "The Last Supper" painting.

Not only does he have a bag in his hand, while the other reaches toward the bowl, but the salt is spilled in front of his arm.... symbolizing the broken covenant between him and Jesus.


Faye said...


Tuimasi said...

i was snooping around for a good 'last supper' pic n i came across urs - some q come into mind like 'y is it daylight outside where 1 can see the furtherest mountain', 'no candles', 'no wine', n 'y the heck in this big church like bldg'..

anyways, thanks for the awesome pic...