The Bible in Pictures

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, woodcut for Die Bibel in Bildern (The Bible in Pictures), 1860, depicting Genesis 15:5.

The Bible in Pictures, illustrated by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794−1872), was first published in Germany in 1860. The children’s book depicted important scenes from the Bible. It became the most successful children’s Bible in Germany well into the 20th century. The woodcut illustration shown here depicts the story from Genesis wherein God reassures the childless Abraham that he would have a son of his own. Schnorr von Carolsfeld shows us here the moment when God summons Abraham outside and says, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them. . . . So shall your descendants be” (Gen 15:5).
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, woodcut for Die Bibel in Bildern (The Bible in Pictures), 1860, depicting Genesis 15.

Gen 15:5

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