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Sacrilege: Steve Jobs as Jesus

January 30, 2010: 11:23 AM ET

The current issue of The Economist continues an irreverent tradition

Image: The Economist. 1/30/2010

What is it about Apple's (AAPL) CEO that inspires art directors to reach for their Bible?

Case in point: The cover of the Jan. 30 issue of The Economist, in which Steve Jobs appears as Jesus and Moses combined -- wearing a halo and carrying a tablet computer.

We've always thought of Jobs as all-too-mortal -- more Prometheus than Zeus. (See Steve Jobs, chained to a rock.)

But if the editors of Britain's leading weekly business magazine prefer to think of him as their Lord and Savior, they have plenty of company.

Below the fold, a collection of tasteless Steve Jobs iconography. If we've missed any important examples, send us the links and we'll add them to the mix.

[Follow Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Twitter @philiped]

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