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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: 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: Money Chest: The Treasurey (Coloured version)]

Money Chest: The Treasurey (Coloured version)

I coloured a copy of the Money Chest: The Treasury to make the pile of coins really gold (well, yellow) and the wood be brown. [more...] [$]

[picture: The field, from p. 69]

The field, from p. 69

The field, with wheat ready to be harvested, and a rather English-looking church spire in the background. Taken from the clip-art Bible. See page 69 for the context. [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: 69.---Psalms VIII 6--8]

69.—Psalms VIII 6 – 8

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy [hands]; thou hast put all things under his [feet]: [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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