Jacob and Esau

Book Title: Biblia, das ist DJe gantze H. Schrifft Alten und Newen Testaments, Deutsch / D. Martjin Luthers ; Mit dem Anhang des dritten und vierdten Buchs Esra, Wie auch dritten der Maccabeer ... vor wenig Jahren von der Theologischen Facultät zu Wittenberg wie aus Herrn D. Jacobi Welleri, Weiland Churfürstl. Sächs. Ober-Hoff-Predigers vorhergesetzter Vorrede an den Christlichen Leser zur gnüge erhellet, von neuem übersehen und darauff in gross Quart gedruckt, Nun aber durch GOttes Gnade zum erstenmahl in diss bequeme leserliche Format treulich nachgedrucktet und eingerihtet. Auch durchgehends mit eingedruckten grossen alle durch einen Kunstreichen Maler gantz neu gezeichneten und von berühmtesten Künstl. gestochenen Kupfern gezieret

Author: Luther, Martin, 1483-1546

Image Title: Jacob and Esau

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Description: Esau, famished by a recent hunting expedition, agrees to sell his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of stew and some bread. In the background, Jacob deceive his father into giving him Esau’s blessing (left), and then flees to Bethel where God blesses him during a dream in which angels are descending and ascending a ladder. The artist’s name, Matthias Scheits' (c. 1630-1700), as well as the engraver’s name, Melchior Kussell (1626 - c.a. 1683), have been placed at the bottom right corner.

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