Title Page for Books of the Prophets

Book Title: Biblia : Das ist die gantze Heilige Schrifft Alten und Neuen Testaments / verteutscht durch D. Martin Luther ; Jetzo abermal nach dem letzten im Jahr 1545 noch bey desselben Lebzeiten ausgegangen ... samt zweyfachen theils zum Gedächtniss, theils zum Verstand der Haupt-Sachen selbst dienenden Summarien ... zumalen mit Matthäi Merians sel. schönen lebhaften Original-Kupffer-Stücken gezieret und durch Zugabe des III. und IV. Buchs Ezrä und III der Maccabäer vermehret

Author: Luther, Martin, 1483-1546, tr.

Image Title: Title Page for Books of the Prophets

Description: Title page introducing the books of the Prophets of the Old Testament. At the base two angels flank an inscription with the mark of Merian containing a stork holding a snake in its beak with the Latin inscription CICONIA MERIANI (The Stork of Merian). In the center, the prophets surround a fight between a lion, representing God, and a dragon, representing God’s enemies, who will be defeated . At the head the Holy Spirit, represented by a dove, shines down on the land from Heaven along with two hands. Engraved by Matthaeus Merian (1593-1650) .

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