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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: Fowl of the air, from p. 69]

Fowl of the air, from p. 69

The cockerel and a hen shown here pecking away may or may not be native to Palestine, but chickens are perhaps not the first birds to come to mind when one hears the phrase “fowl of the air.” The [...] [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...] [$]

[picture: The Lawing and the Bat]

The Lawing and the Bat

The Lawing and the Bat taken from an illustration of the list of birds that Jews were forbidden to eat, some 2500 years ago; full illustration. Today bats are not really considered to be birds. [more...] [$]

[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: 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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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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