The Birth of Christ [The Nativity]. Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Engraver: Gaber, inscribed lower right. Source: Die Bibel in Bildern, Plate 166. Click on image to enlarge it.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. [Luke 2: 10-12]

At lower right we see Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (from Daniel 3) safe in the fiery furnace. In another plate depicting David as Psalmist Schnorr included images of the friendship of Jonathan and the young David and another biblical scene.

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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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