Bible Lands Collection

The oil paintings in this series are of ancient Bible places and also modern day Israel. I’ve always wanted to travel and visit these places, to walk the streets of the cities I read about in the Bible and explore the culture of the peoples who live there. Maybe someday.

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you. — Deuteronomy 8:7-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

All reference photos used as source material for the paintings in this series is with permission and courtesy of www.BiblePlaces.com — Photos of Israel from the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands.


 Jerusalem paintingThe Garden Tomb at Sunset
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
12″ x 9″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Irong Age Pottery Still LifeStill Life with Iron Age Pottery
Still life by Teresa Bernard
14″ x 11″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Holy Lands wall artSea of Galilee at Capernaum
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
20″ x 16″
Oils on stretched canvas

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Garden of Gethsemane IsraelThe Garden Tomb
Landscape by Teresa Bernard
9″ x 12″
Oils on stretched canvas

 

This painting is part of my private art collection.

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The Garden Tomb

Garden of Gethsemane Israel painting

© Copyright 2004 – Present

Size: 9″ x 12″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: An oil painting of a famous Israeli garden visited by many every year. It depicts the Garden Tomb at Gethsemane.

Artist Comments: This painting of a rock-cut tomb situated in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, and is one of my personal favorites. This famous Israeli location is believed by many Christians to be the burial and resurrection place of Jesus Christ after His crucifixion at Golgotha, the place of the skull. Being a devout Christian, this particular painting has a lot of personal meaning for me. It is one of two I painted of this famous travel place. The other painting is called The Garden Tomb at Sunset.

The Burial and Resurrection of Jesus the Christ
“As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.” Matthew 27:57-60

“He is not here: for He is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Matthew 28:6

The Garden Tomb is part of the Holy Lands series.

Note: This painting is part of Teresa’s private art collection and is not for sale.


The Garden Tomb at Sunset

The Garden Tomb at Sunset

© Copyright 2004 – Present

Size: 12″ x 9″
Support: Stretched canvas


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$210 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: This painting is second in a series of Holy Land paintings featuring the Garden Tomb. The famous tomb is located in the Garden of Gethsemane near Jerusalem and is considered by many Christians to be the actual burial and resurrection place of Jesus the Christ after His crucifixion at Golgotha, the place of the skull, rather than the famous Church of The Holy Sepulchre.

Many believe this to be the site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus because it so clearly fits the description described in each of the Gospel accounts.

Site of the Crucifixion:

  • Skull Rock outside the city walls of Jerusalem
  • Near a gate of the city
  • Along a busy thoroughfare
  • At a place of public execution
  • At the place of the skull – Golgoatha
  • A garden nearby

Evidence regarding the site of the tomb can be found in Matthew 27:57-60.

  • Skull Rock located in a garden
  • Belonged to a rich man named Joseph of Arimathea
  • Cut out of the rock
  • Sealed with a rolling stone
  • Entered through a low doorway
  • Burial chamber situated to the right of the entrance

For more information about this popular tourist place, check out this website.

This painting is part of the Bible Lands Series.


Sea of Galilee at Capernaum

Sea of Galilee Holy Lands painting

© Copyright 2005 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A rendition of modern day Sea of Galilee at the shores of Capernaum. This painting comes in a complimentary frame and arrives at your door ready to hang on the wall.


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$360 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: The Sea of Galilee a large freshwater lake located in northeast Israel, between the Golan Heights and the Galilee region. The Jordan River is its main source of water. The lake is approximately 13 miles long and 8 miles wide.

This painting is of the famous Bible place was inspired by my love of God’s word and readings about Jesus in the Bible. I love Israel because God’s chosen people live there. I have never visited Israel, however, I would love to go there someday. The painting was composed from a photo in the “Pictorial Library of Bible Lands”. The photographer, Todd Bolen, graciously gave me permission to use his photos for any of my Bible land paintings.

According to Matthew 4:13-22, this historic biblical location is where Jesus began His ministry and called His first disciples. This passage tells us Jesus left Nazareth and went to Capernaum. While walking along the banks of the Sea of Galilee Jesus called the first four of His disciples Simon called Peter, Andrew, James and John.

Other scripture references about Capernaum: Matthew 8:5, 11:23, 17:24; Mark 1:21, 2:1, 9:33; Luke 4:23, 4:31, 7:1, 10:15; John 2:12, 4:46, 6:17, 6:24, 6:59. You can easily look up these scriptures here.

Permission to use photo as painting source is courtesy of www.BiblePlaces.com.

This painting is part of the Bible Lands Series.