If you watched last week’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” (“Four Walls and a Roof”), did you notice the scripture verses on the wall of St. Sarah’s Church?
Like so many Easter eggs in TWD, you have to pay attention and know what you are looking at. There were two boards at the front of the church and each had letters and numbers. For churchgoing folks, the boards were recognizable — they can be found in most small churches and have interchangeable letters and numbers that can slide into wooden shelf slots to create messages.
Generally, the boards are used to share attendance numbers, offering amounts, and other things. At St. Sarah’s Church, the boards feature scripture references. If you saw the boards, recognized that the letters and numbers represented Bible verses and were able to write them down then look them up, you probably found something interesting.
Each scripture reference has something to say about the living and the dead. Here they are:
Romans 6:4 — We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father.
Ezekiel 37:7 — So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
Matthew 27:52 — And the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
Revelation 9:6 — During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Luke 24:5 — In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?
Now, nope the Bible doesn’t address “zombies” per se, but the addition of the scripture verses was a pretty interesting touch now that we have a religious minister as part of our group. In season two and beyond, if you will remember, devout Christian Hershel spent time reading the Bible and praying and sharing a few thoughts here and there about how this “walking dead” apocalypse fit into his Christian beliefs. The religious angle was only touched on, though.
It makes you wonder if there will be a lot more philosophical and religious debate about how the walkers fit into religious beliefs. Hmmm.
What do you think? Did you notice the Bible verses? Should there be more discussion of religious matters on The Walking Dead?
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