The Birth of John the Baptist. Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Engraver: Joch, inscribed lower left. Source: Die Bibel in Bildern, Plate 164. Click on image to enlarge it.

And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God. [Luke 1: 62-64]

Note the high priest, the descendant of Aaron, at upper left, and beautifully accomplished loving glance at the infant John at the middle of the picture.

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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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