Die Bibel in Bildern, Plate 20. Click on image to enlarge it.. Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Engraver: P. Orrerm[ull?], signed lower right. Source:
And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. . . . And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth. [Genesis 8:20; 9: 12-17; King James Bible; Schnorr's illustration cites only the first line.]
Related material including representations of the rainbow
- “Rainbows: problematic images of problematic nature” — a chapter from Images of Crisis
- The Seal of the Covenant by Atkinson Grimshaw
- The Rainbow by James Thomas Linnell
- The Blind Girl by Sir John Everett Millais
- Noah's Sacrifice by Daniel Maclise
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Die Bibel in Bildern [Picture Bible] von Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Leipzig: Georg Wigands, 1860. Hathi Digital Trust Library online version of a copy in the Columbia University Library. Web. 25 June 2016. — George P. Landow.
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