Contininuing toward final completion of the upgrading of the New Testament: Gospels Bible Study Video series, this week I offer you information about four more episodes, which are the 2nd through 5th in a series of 7 on Unique Themes, Details and Events. Episode Forty continues my discussion of Unique Themes, with more on Light vs. Darkness; Good vs. Evil; Truth vs. Falsehood; the Emotions of Jesus, shown in four examples; Numerology; St. Jobn’s frequest use of “the Jews”; and Jesus’ prophecies. In Episode Forty-one the focus shifts to unique mentions of Places and People: Cana, Samaria, the Samaritan Woman at the Well, Thomas, Nathanael, Philip & Andrew,and the Father-Son relationship. In Episode Forty-two the focus is on unique references to Peter, Nicodemus, Judas Iscariot, and Mary Magdalene. Finally, in Episode Forty-three, the unique subjects are the Sanhedrin Plot, the New Commandment, the lack of an “agony in the garden” scene, Jesus’ use of “lift up” or “lifted up” in reference to the Son of Man, and, finally, Jesus’ use of concepts of time, beginning with “hour”, from the Greek hora. The discussion continues into the next episode.
This week the competition of featured illustration was again close, between the Arrest of Jesus from the Codex Egberti, a mosaic of St. Peter at St. Michael’s Golden-domed Monastery at Kiev, and the Last Supper from the Codex Bruchsal, made in Cologne region of Germany around 1220 A.D. The latter was the winner, owing to its spectacular use of color and complexity of detail based on Chapter 13 in the Gospel of St. John.
The final two episodes, Forty-four and Forty-five, are complete and will be the subject of the blog entry for the week of Nov. 24th.
The graphics on most of the pages on this site have been upgraded and, hopefully, the persistent glitches of unwanted blank lines removed. These do not seem to want to go away no matter how many times the files are corrected.
I am working on another project but am not yet ready to declare whether it will be completed.
As always, thank you for your interest and support. May God bless you in all that you do in His Name! Amen! Glory be to God for all things! Amen!