Phillip Medhurst

Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage

Tag: Flood

007  Noah sacrificing after the Deluge

Noah and his Family sacrificing. c1801 (unfinished). c1800. Oil on canvas. 72 x 138 ins (182.9 x 350.5 cms). The San Antonio Museum of Art.

006  The Deluge

The Deluge. 1791. Location of completed painting currently unknown. Sketch: 1790. Oil on canvas. Frame: 25 3/8 x 35 1/16 ins (64.4 x 89 cms); image: 19 1/8 x 28 3/4 ins (48.5 x 73 cms). The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Phillip Medhurst presents 020/788 James Tissot Bible c 1899 The Dove returns to Noah Genesis 8:11 Jewish Museum New York

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Phillip Medhurst presents 019/788 James Tissot Bible c 1899 The Deluge Genesis 7:23 Jewish Museum New York. By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Gouache on board.

Phillip Medhurst presents 019/788 James Tissot Bible c 1899 The Deluge Genesis 7:23 Jewish Museum New York. By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Gouache on board.

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By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Gouache on board.

The Apocalypse Revealed 9

In the Apocalypse the 42 months of God’s judgement on the natural order of creation is spoken of as 1260 days and 3½ years: 6 times 7 months. After the half-hour complete “rest” of God His Sabbath continues with Jesus: the human son of God, the second Adam, ruling on behalf of his Father for 1000 years. Thus the 49 months of post-lapsarian creation is completed: the Great White Throne Judgment concludes a period of 7000 years from the death of Adam and the Flood, itself 7000 years after the creation of the Light of Gnosis. Creation is re-run and the world is renewed. A word of caution, however, is needed: the numbers are symbolic, as is the number 144,000 of the spiritual Israel.