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Portland State University’s Kerver Book of Hours contains typological images in sets of three. Typological images are more commonly displayed in sets of two consisting of a type and an antitype. Typological thought uses images from the Hebrew Bible placed alongside the images of the New Testament in order to act as a prophecy.By viewing the Hebrew Bible as a prophecy for the New Testament, the church is able to justify the existence of the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew Bible must be preserved in order for it to be interpreted, and the Book of Hours was used as a tool for preservation.

Publication Date

2018

Subjects

Book and manuscript illustration, engraving, Medieval Christian art and symbolism

Disciplines

Christianity | History of Religion | Medieval Studies

09, Typological Images and Thought

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