Thursday, April 14, 2011

King Solomon, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Laurie Strode

The Hebrew Bible credits Solomon as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem, and portrays him as great in wisdom, wealth, and power, but ultimately as a king whose sin, including idolatry and turning away from God, leads to the kingdom being torn in two during the reign of his son Rehoboam. Solomon is the subject of many other later references and legends.

“Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? Yet among many nations there was no king like him, who was beloved of his God; and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless pagan women caused even him to sin. Should we then hear of your doing all this great evil, transgressing against our God by marrying pagan women?”

Nehemiah 13:26-27

Deep in the Apocrypha, one of the lost verses of an alternate Song of Solomon contains text that roughly translates as:

“My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hon’.”

In the 1978 horror classic “Halloween” after Laurie sees The Shape by the bushes, Annie teases her that she scared away another one.

ANNIE: “It’s tragic. You never go out. You must have a small fortune stashed from babysitting so much.”

LAURIE: “Guys think I’m too smart.”

Moments later, after Laurie sees The Shape in her backyard, Laurie gets a phone call from Annie. While she’s talking, Laurie looks directly at the camera, directly at the audience. For just a few frames, Laurie makes eye contact with us.

At the end of “Halloween” when The Shape attacks Laurie, somehow she is able to survive.

But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Galatians 3:23-29

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