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Room of Bronzes




 
Handled Mirror
 
Br 1685
  Sully room 33
  
 
“For at present we see

in hazy outline

by means of a metal mirror.”
 
1 Corinthians 13:12
   
 
 
See also
 
Mirrors  Br 1685, Br 4773   showcase M 10 
Mirror with Greek Case   Br 4323   showcase P 3

 Handled Mirror of polished metal

Ancient mirrors made of polished metal did not provide the same high-quality reflective surfaces as modern-day glass mirrors. Inevitably, the images were imperfect and blurred.
 
This knowledge of the ancient world in terms of its everyday objects enables these words spoken by Paul the Apostle to be better understood: “For at present we see in hazy outline by means of a metal mirror.” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

The Bible, a Mirror

The disciple James compared the Bible to a mirror when he urged its readers to become not only “a hearer of the word, (…) like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror”, but to practice the world of God. - James 1:22-25
 
Christians themselves strive to reflect ' like mirrors the glory ' of God. - 2 Corinthians 3:18.
 

 





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