Moses appoints Joshua his successor. Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Engraver: F. Obermann. Source: Die Bibel in Bildern, Plate 62. Click on image to enlarge it.

And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation: And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses. Numbers 23:22-23; King James Bible].

Although Schnorr often includes archeologically correct details, Joshua appears to be wearing Roman armor and yet his sword, like his kneeling before his commander, remind one more of medieval knights than biblical personages. — George P. Landow.

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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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