The Understanding Of Ornament In The Italian Renaissance: Book Analysis

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With Saul in particular, we have typology of the Antichrist and Christ side-by-side. Scripture says, “The women sang as they played, and said, ‘Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.’” (1 Sam. 8:7) David here is a type of Christ who would later have His own triumphal entry into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey. (John 12:14-15) The foremost and consummate antichrist type in the Bible is Antiochus Epiphanes. In the book, “The Understanding of Ornament in the Italian Renaissance”, by Clare Lapraik Guest, the author states that his processions, “contained temporal allegories and robed statues of the gods plus mythological scenes.” In 168 B.C. he conquered Jerusalem and built an idol to the god, Jupiter in the Jewish temple. He …show more content…
They are both called the Son of Perdition (John 17:22; 2 Thess. 2:3). Might the name Judas share something in common with the name Donald Trump? (You’re starting to get good at answering these rhetorical questions, aren’t you?) The name Judas means, “praised”. The name Iscariot means, “man of the city.” Together they mean, “Praised man of the City”. And Trump is the ultimate praised man of the city. Even Barbara Walters is quoted as calling him, “Prince of the City.” Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg has suggested that the name Iscariot means, “liar”. Others have said it comes from the Aramaic word meaning “red color”. What are the chances of all these interpretations fitting perfectly as a description of Donald Trump? Other than the one who betrays Christ, do you know what other distinctive role Judas played as one of the twelve disciples? An interesting account of Judas is seen in John 12:3-6 which says, “Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said, ‘Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to poor people?’ Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.” Like Donald Trump, Judas’ only value in anything was measured in money. It paints Judas — like Trump — as a pretender. He came off as one who “loves the poor people” but in reality, all he cared about was money. He must have cringed when he saw such expensive perfume being poured onto Jesus’ feet; an amount ten times the remuneration Judas would receive when he betrayed Jesus Christ. To use Trump’s words, Judas was a faker. So is

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