Jesus casts out the devils. Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Engraver: W. Am[l?]and, inscribed lower left. Source: Die Bibel in Bildern, Plate 191. Click on image to enlarge it.

And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. [Matthew 8: 29-32; King James Bible]

The left side of the illustration shows the luxury of the rich man surrounded by servants and beautiful slave girls and a surprisingly muscular, attractive beggar into whose hands scraps drop from the rich man’s table.

Christ’s ministry and parables

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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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