Cain and Abel

Book Title: Biblia, das ist: Die gantze H. Schrifft, Altes und Neues Testaments teutsch, Herrn Doct. Martin Luthers S. Mit den Summarien Herrn Johann Sauberti und beygefügtem vielfältigem, lehrreichem Nutzen aller und jeder Capiteln von Herrn D. Salomon Glassen, etc. ... Samt einer Vorrede Herrn Johann Michael Dilherrns ... Mit Chur- Fürstlichen Sächsischem Privilegio

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

Image Title: Cain and Abel

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Description: Because Cain's offering was not as pleasing to the Lord as Abel's offering (right center, represented by the altars with contrasting smoke billows) Cain lunges at his brother, Abel, just before murdering him. The image is flanked by Aaron as priest (left) and Jesus as the Man of Sorrows. The monogram of the artist or engraver (LG) along with an engraver’s knife has been placed at the bottom left.

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