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[picture: Front Cover]

Images from Bible Symbols: The Choicest Passages of God’s Word put in the Fascinating Garb of Pictures by Frank Beard [1842 – 1905] and others; text prepared by Martha Van Marter [born 1839]; Chicago, 1908.

The book is a sort of rebus, in which pictures stand for words, and perhaps help people to remember phrases from the Bible, although not necessarily to understand them or to learn love and tolerance.

Title: Bible Symbols

Author: Beard, Frank

Published by: The John A. Hertel Co.

City: Chicago, Toronto, Boston

Date: 1908

Total items: 36

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: 54.---But these are they of which ye shall not eat.]

54.—But these are they of which ye shall not eat.

The complete quotation, using the King James Bible of 1611, is as follows: [more...] [$]

[picture: Do not eat the bat.]

Do not eat the bat.

The bat, taken from an illustration of the birds that Jews were forbidden to eat, some 2500 years ago; full illustration. Yes, I know it’s not a bird, I didn’t write the Bible! [more...] [$]

[picture: Bible Symbols Title Page]

Bible Symbols Title Page

Some people say that a good title page should contain an odd number of clumps of text; here there are five, so this must be good, right? I have also made a separate image out of the purple border around the page. [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

The front cover of “Bible Symbols” is black with a vaguely religions decorative pattern embossed up on it, and the title in gold. I have made a separate image featuring just the central title cartouche from the front cover. [more...] [$]

[picture: Oxen, from p. 69]

Oxen, from p. 69

Oxen, with one ox standing and one laying down, others in the background. Taken from the clip-art Bible. See page 69 for the context. [more...] [$]


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Images from Bible Symbols: The Choicest Passages of God’s Word put in the Fascinating Garb of Pictures by Frank Beard [1842 – 1905] and others; text prepared by Martha Van Marter [born 1839]; Chicago, 1908.

The book is a sort of rebus, in which pictures stand for words, and perhaps help people to remember phrases from the Bible, although not necessarily to understand them or to learn love and tolerance.


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