The Second Temptation.
 Blake, William, 1757-1827

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Title:The Second Temptation
Notes:

Illustration from "Paradise Regained," by John Milton. The order of the temptations differs slightly in the Luke and Matthew texts, but the Blake illustrations harmonize the texts.

"For Blake, inspiration and vision are not to be learned: they can only be received. You either have them or you do not. He distrusted learning, artifice, the acquisition of skills, the attainments of reason...But he knew his Bible initmately, and professed himself a Christian." [from English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day, by Gordon Mursell. Westminster John Knox Press, 2001, p. 53]

Date:1816-1825
Artist:Blake, William, 1757-1827
Object/Function:Watercolor

Scripture:Luke 4:1-13
Matthew 4:1-11
Lectionary links:CLent01
ALent01
BLent01
General Subject:Temptation of Christ

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Bibliographic Source:English spirituality: from 1700 to the Present Day
Author:Mursell, Gordon
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press
Date:2001