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n.1.A thing of brass; - the name under which the Israelites worshiped the brazen serpent made by Moses.
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Then the preacher begun to preach, and begun in earnest, too; and went weaving first to one side of the platform and then the other, and then a-leaning down over the front of it, with his arms and his body going all the time, and shouting his words out with all his might; and every now and then he would hold up his Bible and spread it open, and kind of pass it around this way and that, shouting, "It's the brazen serpent in the wilderness
If they were to show you the Brazen Serpent that was elevated in the wilderness, you could depend upon it that they had on hand the pole it was elevated on also, and even the hole it stood in.
Four works join the already extensive Naples collection featuring the golden age of Neapolitan art from 1600 to 1800 - The Last Supper by Corrado Glaqulnto, a self-portrait by Gennaro Baslle and The Judgement of Solomon and The Brazen Serpent, both by Luca Giordano.
Since then, she has published seven collections, Site of Ambush (1975), Cork (1977), The Second Voyage (1977), The Rose Geranium (1981), The Magdalene Sermon (1989), The Brazen Serpent (1994), and The Girl Who Married the Reindeer (2001), and three major works of translation, The Water Horse: Poems in Irish by Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, with translations into English by Medbh McGuckian and Eilean Ni Chuilleanain (1999), Verbale/Minutes/ Tuairisc, from the Italian of Miche|e Ranchetti (2002), co-authored with Cormac O Cuilleanain and Gabriel Rosenstock, and After the Raising of Lazarus: Ileana Malancioiu (2005).
The Old Testament stories of the Brazen Serpent and the Fall of Humanity appear in the background on the law side, while in the foreground a skeleton and a demon force a frightened nude man into hell, as a group of prophets, including Moses, point to the tablets of the law.
In addition to some rather esoteric material (the second census, the daughters of Zelophehad, the festival calendar, the route to the promised land, and the tribal territories), this part of Numbers also contains the story of the brazen serpent, the Balaam account, and the sin at Baal Peor.
Spandrels of the Sistine Chapel depict four Old Testament examples of Salvation: David and Goliath, Judith and Holofernes, The Brazen Serpent and Death of Haman.
It is in this specific perspective that Mary finds perhaps her most evocative and powerful symbol, the Brazen Serpent, this "Serpentem aeneum" that Moses raised in the desert upon instruction by Yahweh (Num.
A similar moment ends the title poem of The Brazen Serpent.
In the poem, 'The Architectural Metaphor', from The Brazen Serpent, a hatch yqies open to reveal the dead foundress, and you write that only from this angle would she see out over the field.
Her encounter with this painting becomes the subject of 'Fireman's Lift', her extraordinary poem that opens The Brazen Serpent (1995).