Description The Hereford Mappa Mundi is the oldest most famous world map known to exist and is the grandest medieval map known. It was created sometime between 1280 AD and 1300 AD and Jerusalem is at the center of the map. Images of mankinds history and natural wonders of the world were drawn in and it reveals how thirteenth century scholars viewed the world in religious and geographical ways. This map has deep ties to the Hereford Cathedral in Hereford, England where it is on display. When it was first created it was housed in a wooden triptych some 10 feet wide, and would probably have been displayed in a prominent place in the cathedral, an aid to devotion and instruction.Initially regarded with reverence, in the centuries that followed its creation the Hereford World Map fell into disuse. At one point perhaps during the Civil War - it was stored under the floor of the cathedrals Audley Chapel. Worse was to follow. In the 1780s the wings of the triptych were destroyed or lost, and in the early 19th century the map was found under a pile of lumber. In 1855 it was taken to the British Museum, where the back panel of the original triptych was removed and mislaid; it was only rediscovered in the 1980s. Although various repairs were undertaken, including patches added in the 19th century and parchment strip edge repair in 1948, many of these actually caused further distortions.Some sources say the original map was created by Richard of Haldingham or Richard of Lafford other sources state it was created by a group of gifted craftsmen and artists. Detailed analysis of the techniques used reveal the hand of a professional scribe (writing both in Anglo-Norman and Latin), at least one artist who drew outlines, another to outline in ink and add colour, and possibly others who drew rivers, mountain ranges and the decorative foliage border. Finally, a professional limner added display lettering in gold in a beautiful Lombardic script. The map was created from a single calf skin
L Brown, Penna Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement I have always enjoyed art. But now in creating it and viewing the almost endless variety, I find it can be relaxing and stimulating. Experimenting with new techniques and equipment in creating art, how a landscape or a sky scape might appear, if I was there, or some of the things I have seen, growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania, are some of the things that are enjoyable, relaxing, and educational. Trying new things with abstract decorative landscapes is entertaining. I attempt to create an image that is pleasing to the eye, enjoyable, and with some degree of positive content.
I feel it is also positive if I can shed some light on important Christian values.
I enjoy just browsing through the endless variety of art at Imagekind. The high quality and variety of art here is just amazing and it has been educational for me as well. The technology, workmanship, experience, and quality at Imagekind is highly advanced and they are very likely to have real solutions to real issues you may be struggling with.
I earned my undergraduate degrees in biology and natural science at Muhlenberg College in the mid 70's. I went on to earn my doctorate in Philadelphia in the late 70's.
What is life all about? Why are we here? We were created by God to serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationship with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Father God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We were also created to serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationships with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Please review the following Biblical sources: 1 Peter 4:11, Colossians 1:16, 1 Timothy 1:17, John 17:4, 1 Corinthians 6:20, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Acts 7:2, 1 Chronicles 16:29, and Philippians 1:20.
The following source gives a very detailed explanation: http://www.puritansermons.com/watson/watson5.htm
We were created by God in such a very unique way that nothing, absolutely nothing and no one in the universe will ever make us complete or whole until we serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationship with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Father God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit and we serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationships with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Comment on Genesis Chapter 1 verses 1 & 2 VISTA Orion Nebula Creation: It seems to me that the Big Bang Theory, I'm not referring to the TV show, is eerily consistent with the beginning of Genesis chapter 1. The Big Bang Theory was first suggested by a priest / astronomer about 1920 and is widely accepted by most cosmologists and scientists today. Stars, planets, and moons all form in nebulae as gravity causes tiny clumps of matter to coalesce into larger clumps of matter over thousands of years. As the clumps become massive, hundreds of times larger than planets, the gravitational forces become so great inside that the pressure causes the low molecular weight atoms to fuse together into higher molecular weight atoms. This is atomic fusion and causes enormous amounts of atomic energy to be released in the form of incredible amounts of heat and light. This is the birth of a new star!! Multiply this process times 999,999 quadrillion. Let this go on for 15 billion years and trillions of galaxies form. Gee!! Is that how God made the universe? Maybe!! Except this "singularity" had no way of just happening by itself!! It needed a really big push from an incredibly powerful being, God maybe??? I think so!!