Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Parable of the Unfair Judge - Budapest Fine Arts Museum

8. The Parable of Unfair Judge (Lk 18:2-5)
“There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’”
the idea in the painting, as I see it, and the actual parable, don't seem to corroborate . . . that is, in the picture, one gets the idea that the judge is being unfair to HER, instead of to her antagonist, as I read in the parable . . .

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