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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.
John 19:15), the evangelist firmly locates Jesus on the cross, taking a cue from the Wisdom of Solomon (16:6-7) that spoke of 'sign of salvation' in the brazen serpent in the wilderness.
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Cristobal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque' (until 15 October), features 11 paintings, the centrepiece of which is the monumental canvas, Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus (1683; Fig.
Because this brazen serpent was placed on a pole (usually depicted in religious iconography as a T-shaped cross), interpreters took this incident to prefigure the Crucifixion, which makes little sense since the snake in the Bible is a symbol of Satan, becoming here a prefiguration of Christ.
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.
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.
For example, Catherine Rainwater's "`This Brazen Serpent Is a Doctors [sic] Shop': Edward Taylor's Medical Vision," searches in vain for the sources of the master-discourse of medicine, then attributes the lack of documentation concerning Taylor's medical training to the fact "that in seventeenth-century England, medicine was not a part of any university curriculum" (p.
Hyde initially stresses Lawrence's inventive adaptations of typology, such as his radical revision of the meaning of mystic marriage in both The Rainbow and Women in Love, or his complex transposition of Moses' rearing of the Brazen serpent in The Plumed Serpent.