Bible Symbols (page 1/4)

[picture: Front Cover]

Title: Bible Symbols

Author: Beard, Frank

Published by: The John A. Hertel Co.

City: Chicago, Toronto, Boston

Date: 1908

Total items: 35

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: The Gier Eagle and the Cormorant]

The Gier Eagle and the Cormorant

The Gier Eagle and the Cormorant taken from an illustration of the list of birds that Jews were forbidden to eat, some 2500 years ago; full illustration. [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...] [$]

[picture: Purple Victorian Vine-leaf Border]

Purple Victorian Vine-leaf Border

This vine-leaf border is characteristic of the late Victorian era; although this book was printed in 1908, it was first published in 1904, and is on the cusp between Victorian and Edwardian. It is printed in purple; there is an almost [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Full-page brown and green border with ivy creeper]

Full-page brown and green border with ivy creeper

This border looks like it’s made of wooden rods with ivy growing around it. The illusion is made stronger by the brown and green colouring. [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...] [$]

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Places shown:

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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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