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KING DAVID IS MUM and pointing at his tongue. He has promised to speak no evil word, writing, "I will bridle my mouth, so long as the wicked are in my presence." And "the wicked" are in very corporeal attendance. While an angel hovers near the king's head with a concerned look, a furry devil is clutching urgently at his leg.
That tableau, a 13th-century French artist's fanciful interpretation of Psalm 39, is just one of the arresting images in a small but striking show called "Temptation and Salvation: The Psalms of King David" [on display till August 16] at Los Angeles' Getty Center.
Through just 21 objects, the exhibit presents a marvelous 400-year "snapshot" of medieval Christianity as it wrestled the ancient Jewish songs—and the soap-opera saga of King David that had become attached to them—into an acceptable Christian understanding.
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NEWS ALERT = PRAYER ALERT
BY MICHELLE NANOUCHE
THE GLOBAL REACH OF NEWS—AND PRAYER
Kim Shippey with contributions from Marshall Ingwerson
WHAT'S THE REAL STORY?
BY GLORIA GOODALE
SUPERSTARS—AND WHAT STAYS WITH US
BY JENNY ROEMER NELLES,
Prayer for a 'no waste' environment
BY GEORGIANNA PFOST
BUILDING ON PRAYER IN ALASKA
BY KYNAN WITTERS HICKS
EXPLORING GOD'S WAY OF HOLINESS
WAITING WITH PATIENCE
THE EAST AND WEST OF LIVING—BALANCED IN LOVE
SYLVIA DICK KARAS
TO BE A WITNESS FOR PEACE
'I REALIZED I FELT GREAT'
PRAYER HEALS PETS