The Ascension of Jesus. Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Engraver: AW, inscribed lower right. Source: Die Bibel in Bildern, Plate 225. Click on image to enlarge it.

And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. [Luke 24: 50-51; King James Bible]

Although the text of the Gospel of Mark describes the messenger only as a “young man,” the artist depicts him as an angel.

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Die Bibel in Bildern [Picture Bible] von Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Leipzig: Georg Wigands, 1860. Hathi Digital Trust Library online version of a copy in the Getty Library. Web. 30 June 2016.

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