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n.1.A thing of brass; - the name under which the Israelites worshiped the brazen serpent made by Moses.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
Crucify Him!' (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.
The exhibition was installed in the museum's Robert Lehman wing, where the gallery's atrium showcased Villalpando's large-scale Moses and the Brazen Serpent and The Transfiguration of Jesus (fig.
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.
Mark Twain and the Brazen Serpent: How Biblical Burlesque and Religious Satire Unify Huckleberry Finn
| Kevin Waterhouse gave a talk on "The brazen serpent" at the Wednesday evening Bible class at Milnsbridge Christadelphians.
One of the more bizarre ones, the brazen serpent, derives from the part of Exodus in which God sends a plague of serpents to punish the Israelites who had worshipped the Golden Calf.
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.