Die Bibel in Bildern, Plate 60. Click on image to enlarge it.. Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Engraver: Unknown. Source:
Numbers 21:6-9: “And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.” (King James Bible).
- Schnorr von Carolsfeld’s Moses smashes the tablets of the law
- Gustave Doré’s The Brazen Serpent
- The Brazen Serpent as a Biblical Type
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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.
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