Fiery Death for Nadab and Abihu

Book Title: Historiæ Biblicæ Veteris et Novi Testamenti : junioribus ad faciliorem eruditionem, senioribus ad vivaciorem memoriam, divini verbi præconibus ad celeriorem reminiscentiam, omnibus ad utilem sanctámque in curiositatem in centum frugiferis foliis exhibitæ / à Josepho & Joanne Klauber

Author: Klauber, Joseph Sebastian, ca. 1700-1768

Image Title: Fiery Death for Nadab and Abihu

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Description: This image depicts Nadab and Abihu being consumed by fire for offering an improper sacrifice, while to the right Aaron offers sacrifices to God on the altar, a sin offering and burnt offering for himself, and a sin offering and burnt offering for the people. At the bottom are the animals sacrificed as burnt-offerings. At the bottom-right Aaron receives instruction for entering the tent of meeting. To the upper-left are animals considered clean, that can be eaten, while to the upper-right are animals that are considered unclean, that cannot be eaten. At the top a woman brings an offering to the priest at the tent of meeting after giving birth. To the bottom-left a priest examines a man for leprosy. To the middle-left at the bottom is a cornucopia representing the harvest if the Israelites observe the commandments given to them by God, while to middle-right at the bottom is a cornucopia representing death if the Israelites do not follow the commandments.

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