Phillip Medhurst

Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage

Tag: Sinai


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


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


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


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

Phillip Medhurst presents 135/788 James Tissot Bible c 1899 The camp before Sinai Exodus 19:8 Jewish Museum New York. By a follower of (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Gouache on board.


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

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The Apocalypse Revealed 11

The remnant saved by the “old” covenant is symbolised in Revelation by the 144,000 sealed; those saved by the “new” covenant in Jesus (who offers himself as a new Passover lamb and by so doing reveals his understanding of God’s plan, and is therefore alone worthy to open the seals hiding the scroll of history) is represented by the “great crowd” (Revelation 7:9). Both are symbolised by the 24 elders seen in the initial tableau beyond the door opened onto Heaven for John at the beginning of Revelation. The “old” covenants are brought about by physical movement from an old geographical place to a new one: to Ararat, Haran, Sinai, Gilgal and Jerusalem. The ”new” covenant is effected by Jesus’ physical passing into Heaven at his Ascension.