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Auctioneer Marc Labarbe and art expert Eric Turquin with the painting claimed to be by Italian master Caravaggio (AP)

The newly-discovered painting of Judith beheading Holofernes reminds us that the world of the Old Testament is very different to our own

The view from Mount Nebo, where Moses once looked out on the Promised Land

The greatest prophet of the Old Testament

Fourth Sunday of the Year, deut 18:15-20; 1 cor 7:32-35; mk 1:21-28 (year b)

A scene from the 2007 film adaptation of Beowulf

Knowledge of the Bible gave Anglo-Saxon poetry its resonance and depth

Thirty Second Sunday of the Year: 2 Ma 7:1-2 & 9-14; 2 Thess 2:16- 3:5; Lk 20:27-38

Twenty-eighth Sunday of the Year: 2 Kings 5:14-17; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17: 11-19