The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse - Conquest, War, Pestilence and Death...famine, drought, mass starvation, fire and the beasts of the earth. This was part of the series of illustrations for Judas Priest's Nostradamus concept album.
Hi Mark.. Great pic.. You are a master. I work in a tattoo shop and one of our customers wants to get your 4 horsemen on his back. Is this ok by you and if it is could we get a higher definition version so we could acurately portray your art.. thanks
I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come and see!" I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
— Revelation 6:1-2 NIV
Due to that verse most people originally thought the first horseman to be Conquest rather than Pestilence (which translates to infectious disease). Also, Famine was (in a way) kind of Pestilence as before Famine arrived when the third seal was broken, the world was already struck by plagues.
Yea the White Horsemen is Conquest he just gets mistranslated as pestilence cause he's described as a plague famine is the one with the scales. Also the White Horsemen is sometimes thought to be the Anti-Christ due to the crown and color white
It isn't "mistranslation", it's a matter of opinion. There's no concrete translation to Conquest/Pestilence/Plague(a more modern renaming of "Pestilence") in regard to which title he truly carries. Some argue it could be both, but as to Conquest's true name, it could be anything along the lines of Conquest, Plague, or Pestilence, since there isn't any universally accepted name for him. To reiterate, it's just a matter of opinion.
Wouldn't the lack of a concrete translation in fact be a "mistranslation"? The reason Conquest is the most accepted is because sickness should be covered by death. War is the mindset of animosity towards one another and famine would be economic strife to where a days wage equates to a loaf of bread( thats why he has the scales) and conquest would be to assert ones will over another. But like you said it's a matter of opinion
EDDIEtheclairvoyantFeatured By OwnerJun 1, 2012Student Writer
The horseman are drawing nearer Onthe leather steeds they ride They have come to take your life On through the dead of night with the four horseman ride or choose your fate and die! Who knowas where this passage is from?
SF-SerbiaFeatured By OwnerFeb 22, 2012Professional Interface Designer
Hello, I am searching for cover images all over the internet, for a Fanzine i make. My fanzine is in Serbian Language, it's called "Raketla", whitch means Rocket. It is a SF Fanzine, and the 4th one is about the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. If you would like to see it published, please send it to me (email@example.com) with a permission to publish text file.
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