(Judges 9:48) “And A-bim’-e-lech gat him up to mount Zal’-mon, he and all the people that were with him; and A-bim’-e’lech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it, and laid it on his shoulder, and said unto the people that were with him, What ye have seen me do, make haste, and do as I have done.”
(Judges 11:36) “And she said unto him, My father, if thou hast opened thy mouth unto the LORD, do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the LORD hath taken vengeance for thee of thine enemies, even of the children of Am’-mon. And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows. And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.”
(Deuteronomy 24:5) “When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.”
This surrealist and provocative depiction of the King James’ version of the Old Testament, blends absurd beauty with the most widely read historical text ever.
With over 100 illustrations in his psychedelic new illustrated interpretation of The King James’ Old Testament, Samuel Robertson has recently finished illustrating book nine: 1 Samuel. Having begun one year ago, Samuel aims to complete the project with over 300 illustrations by Christmas Day, 2017.
All Images Are © Samuel Robertson
Samuel Robertson Artist Bio Samuel is a multimedia artist living in Minneapolis. In his illustrative work, he studies people and their relationships to appetite, commodities, technology, nature, and each other. He explores both the darkness and the humor in our efforts to find fulfillment and comfort through consumption, drawing his inspiration from sources where he finds symbolic representations of human appetite, including industrial equipment catalogs, tourism magazines, obscure wilderness and hunting publications, and outdated encyclopedias. He refrains from explicit judgement or commentary, attempting instead to imbue his scenes with atmosphere, humor, and allegory.
Blog / Website: MisterRobertson.com