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Israeli Photographer Imagines the Lives of Biblical Women in Stunning Pictures

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We all love looking at gorgeous photos–it’s a way for us to momentarily escape reality, even for just a second. This is why we absolutely love Dikla Laor‘s photographs of biblical Jewish women from the bible. Laor reinterprets the lives of women, like Deborah and Jezebel, and brings them to life in stunning photographs.

On Laor’s Facebook page, she explains how she lives to reinvent myths and bible stories, and uses her camera lens as a way to explore different worlds and realities. She states, “I love to photograph women. For me a woman is the essence of existence, who is containing, has all the beauty and procreation, childishness, femininity and maternity.”

The Israeli mom of three explores motherhood and womanhood in these portraits in a way that exemplifies strength and independence–and what’s not to love about that? Check some of our favorites out below:

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“Hagar & Ishmael

‘And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her: ‘What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. . ״Genesis 21;17′”

Bathsheba ״but the poor man had nothing save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and reared; and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own morsel, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. ״ Samuel 2 12;3

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“Bathsheba

‘but the poor man had nothing save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and reared; and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own morsel, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.’ Samuel 2 12;3″

Job׳s Wife Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? blaspheme God, and die.' Job 2:9

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“Job׳s Wife

Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? blaspheme God, and die.’ Job 2:9″

"Then Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? Up, eat bread, and be of good cheer, I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite." Kings 1 21;7

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“Jezebel

‘Then Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? Up, eat bread, and be of good cheer, I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.’
Kings 1 21;7″

Deborah The prophetess 2013 'If thou wilt go with me, then I will go; but if thou wilt not go with me, I will not go.'

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“Deborah The prophetess 2013

‘If thou wilt go with me, then I will go; but if thou wilt not go with me, I will not go.'”

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