I noticed the board on the wall in Gabriel’s church (the one that usually shows which hymns you’re supposed to sing during the service) had a bunch of Bible verses on them:
If you string them all together, it makes this (New International Version translation):
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, we too may live a new life…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...and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life…Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth...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?
What does it mean? I dunno. I wonder if Gabriel put those verses there to tell himself a story, or if he held a service and put the verses up for his congregation? If the latter, that means he lied about being there alone all this time since It All Started.
Or maybe it’s just a fun thing the set designers added as an Easter egg.
EDITED TO ADD: OK, on Talking Dead they revealed that the verses and the hymn (not sure which hymn it was) refer to the quote above the arch: “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life,” which is from John 6:54. (The conclusion of the verse is “and I will raise him up on the last day.”)
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I listened to this ALL the time when I was writing it, so this is perfect!
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