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ETERNAL REUNION

Kenneth R Turner Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows

Original oil painting, 36 X 54 inches
Commissioned by Dr. Glen and Melinda Ginter.

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The scene is based on descriptions in the book of Revelation and descriptions by persons who were clinicaly dead and returned. Glen is greeted by his parents, his son, mother-in-law and father-in-law.



EMPTY TOMB

Kenneth R Turner Empty Tomb

Original oil painting 38x48 inches, 2014
commissioned by Mark A Chapman.

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The account in St John chapter 20 of the resurrected Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene is the most moving and personal account in the 4 Gospels. The painting depicts the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem as it would have appeared undamaged at the time of the resurrection. Ist century Jewish tomb openings were about 24 inches square. That is why Mary Magdalene, John and Peter all had to stoop down to look in.
See attached pictures of an intact first century Jewish tomb with children and of the Garden Tomb where one can see that the damaged wall has been replaced with blocks, and that the upper part of the entrance is rough and unlike the lower part which has been smoothly carved.
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GETHSEMANE

Kenneth R Turner Gethsemane

Original oil painting, 18 X 36 inches, 2002.
In the Collection of Mark A Chapman.

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SURELY HE HATH BORNE OUR GRIEFS AND CARRIED OUR SORROWS

Kenneth R Turner Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows

St Luke 9:22-24
22. Saying, The son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
23. And he said to them all,if any man will come after me , let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
24. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it, but whosoever will lose his life more my sake, the same shall save it.
St John 19:16-17
16. Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified, And they took Jesus and led him away.
17. And he bearing his cross went forth unto a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha.

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The part of the cross to be carried by the victim to be crucified was the cross beam only and was called the patibulum. Up to 6 feet long and weighing as much a s a hundred pounds, the hands and wrists would be nailed to it . Four Roman soldiers would then lift it with the victim attached and attach it to the upright portion already fixed in the ground. The feet would then be nailed to the upright. The part of his raiment that they would not rend would have been his tallite or prayer shawl which would have been woven of the finest wool without seam.

Signed on the cross K R Turner 2007

St Matthew 27:31-32
31. And after they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
32. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.



THE GREATEST SERVANT OF ALL

Kenneth R Turner The Greatest Servant of all

Original oil painting, 48x84 inches, 1994
In the collection of Benito and Lupita Albarran Guadalajara, Mexico.

John 13:1-9
Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
2. And supper being ended, the devil having now put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son to betray him;
3. Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God and went to God;
4. He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girdeth himself.
5. After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded
6. Then cometh he to Simon Peter; and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7. Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I was thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
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My research into the customs of the times revealed the following information. The event described in the scripture took place after the sun went down. According to John it would be the night before the full moon. They were sitting on cushions on the floor, not on chairs, probably in a U-shape. John would be seated first on the left then Christ followed by James. Peter would be directly across from Jesus and on his left. The most fancy cushion left empty for Elijah. There was either a low table close to the floor or none at all. As explained to me, "The children of Israel did not have much furniture when they left Egypt." One of the garments Jesus would have set aside was assuredly his tallite or prayer shawl. The lamps in the painting are typical of the period. The foot washing basin is based on one from the second century B.C. and a stirrup is visible in the bowl. Such basins were at the entry of Jewish houses so that the servant could wash the feet of the master and his guests.



HE THAT IS WITHOUT SIN

Kenneth R Turner He that is without sin

Original oil painting.

John 8:3-12
3. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4. They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned; but what sayest thou?
6. This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him, but Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you let him first cast a stone at her.
8. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last, and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?
11. She said no main, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more.

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Jesus was teaching in the Temple in the morning. The women's court was open overhead, but surrounded by walls and columns. In a world where everything is symbolic, the columns symbolized a bridge between man and God. I felt that the painting required bright illuminating sunlight where nothing could be hidden. In Moses' law, the man and woman were both to be stoned. Where was the man? Stoning, a form of execution, was accomplished by casting heavy rocks on the condemned. The practice of stoning for adultery had been discontinued by this period. They were using the woman as a pawn to try to trap him. In the exchange of words later in Chapter 8, they pick up stones to cast at him but he passes by them in the crowd and escapes.



CHRIST AT THE SEA OF GALILEE

Kenneth R Turner Christ at the Sea of Galilee

Original Oil Painting

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Of Jesus twelve apostles only one came from the city, Judas Iscariot. All of the others were Galileans. It was here the fishermen were invited to leave their nets and become the fishers of men. The name written in the sand is how Jeshua or Yeshua is spelled in Hebrew, which is Jesus in Greek.



WHEREFORE DIDST THOU DOUBT

Kenneth R Turner Doubt

Origanal oil painting 30 X 40 inches, 2008.
Commissioned by Michael Clay.

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The boat in the painting is based on the remains of a 1st century boat found at the Sea of Galilee. It was thought to be one of the largest on the sea and likely to be similar to the boat used by Jesus and his apostles. For more information see www.Jesusboat.com.
The boats remains and its reconstruction.

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