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The Justice League of the Bible


imageA few summers ago, while teaching the adult Bible study at Seesalt, I made the following offhand comment about the importance of Moses: “If we were making a Justice League of Bible characters, Moses would definitely be in it. And we’re not talking like how Aquaman’s in the Justice League, Moses would be Batman.”

Later that day, I sat down to lunch with Zach Adams and T.J. Cofield. From there we set out to decide which Bible characters correlated to which Justice League members. Now we are talking about the original Justice League consisting of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman. I know that the New 52 has traded out J’onn J’onzz for Cyborg, but I’m sticking with the classic lineup. I have continued to tweak and process the implications of this list since that day a few years ago, but this list owes a huge debt to T.J. and Zach.

A disclaimer: This is just for fun. This is in no way suggesting there is an equality between comic book characters and Biblical figures. Of course, if you are easily offended by this, you probably shouldn’t read my blog. Ever. Though I’m sure you’re an upstanding person.

Also be warned that you should prepare yourself for some simultaneous comic book and Bible nerdiness.

The list:

  • Jesus = Superman
  • Moses = Batman
  • Mary, the Mother of Jesus = Wonder Woman
  • Paul = The Flash
  • Abraham = Green Lantern
  • David = Martian Manhunter
  • Noah = Aquaman

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