614 Steinbach Nutcracker The Prophet
Prophet-Whenever there’s a discussion about the prophets of old or the
“Nabi” (as they are called in Yiddish), then I get out the old
family bible, which contains, as it says inside the jacket, the entire
Sacred Scriptures — both the Old and the New Testament according to
the German translation of Martin Luther — printed under license of his
royal highness in Hof in 1736 by J. Gottlieb Vierling. Therein it
heralds the news of the Last Judgement Day before Yahweh proclaimed
approximately 2000 years before Christ (about the time of Samuel).
The bible mentions four great prophets:
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel. The twelve lesser prophets of the
Old Testament correspond to the 12 Apostles in a seated or standing
position above the figures of the prophets. At the royal entrance portal
in Bamberg you can still see this depiction. The prophets were also
characteristically portrayed with long robes and beards to symbolize
knowledge and wisdom. Their visionary thinking moved the heavens and the
earth including the sun, the moon and the stars.
The Lapis Philosophorum or Philosophers’
Stone has been a characteristic attribute of the prophets since the
early Middle Ages. By using this stone, the medieval science of alchemy
was supposed to be able to turn base metals into gold and silver. In a
diluted solution of a special ~Elixir<, this mysterious, cryptic
stone has a rejuvenating and curative effect and brings you good
fortune, love and happiness. Our little prophet does all of these good
things for you with his magical stone.
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