Jacob blessing Ephraim and Manasseh the sons of Joseph. 1766-68. Oil on canvas. 39 7/8 × 51 ins (101.3 × 129.5 cms); frame: 47 5/8 × 58 7/8 × 3 ins (121 × 149.5 × 7.6 cms). Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.A.
Jacob tending Laban’s sheep. Lithograph after the original drawing of the same subject by Benjamin West in the Prints Division of the New York Public Library, which is signed and dated, “B. West 1783”. (The lithograph was possibly intended for inclusion in the album “Specimens of Polyautography of 1803”.) Morgan Museum and Library, New York.
Phillip Medhurst presents 095/788 James Tissot Bible c 1899 Zebulun Genesis 49:13 from a painting in the Jewish Museum New York. Photogravure in “La Sainte Bible (Ancien Testament).” 2 vols. James Tissot. Paris, Brunhoff, 1904. (With 40 plates in colour, and 360 text-illustrations in colour, black/white and sepia.)
During the lifetime of Adam all the patriarchs up to the time of Noah were born. Noah was 14 years old when Adam died. Once Adam had died and God’s period of “rest” was over, the Almighty began His salvage operation. It began with the olive-branch brought back by the dove after the Flood (Genesis 8:11), and will end with the Great White Throne Judgement (Revelation 20:11-18). The earth is and will be renewed over seven periods of time, each characterised as seven months – the final period being a grand jubilee (Deuteronomy 15:1). During six periods of seven months (mentioned in Revelation as 42 months or 1260 days) , God’s judgement on the earth takes the form of the disastrous consequences of the Fall on the natural order.