Platenbijbel (Plate Bible)

Title: (?) Plates from Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld with explanatory captions by JCH Muré
Author / translator: Joannes Christianus Hubertus Muré 1828-1891
Illustrator: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld 1794-1872
Date and language: 1875 Dutch

Translation: The priest Mure is particularly known for his book "Biblical History of the Old and New Testament", published in 1863-1866. In this item however, we are dealing with another impressive book. This large book uses the famous images of the German painter and engraver, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Mure has added text to clarify the more than 200 biblical illustrations, to help the reader to fully understand the illustrated history of the Bible.

Author Biography: JCH Muré was born on January 11, 1828 in Maastricht. In 1853 he was ordained as a priest. As a teacher at the seminary he gave lessons in religion and philosophy. In 1867 Muré received the appointment to be the pastor in Berken. Eight years later he was transferred to Leiden. He was an excellent orator from the pulpit, but he also showed himself to be a master of language as a writer. He published a number of religious books for both adults and children. Muré died on May 30, 1891 in Leiden.

Biography Illustrator: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld was born on March 26, 1794 in Leipzig (Germany). He came from a famous family of artists, his father and two brothers were also painters. In 1811, he began his studies at the Vienna Academy. Soon he acquired fame as "Künstler der Deutschen Romantik" (“Artist of the German Romance”). Through his association with other artists he joined the "Art Association of the Nazarene", the aim of which was to renew religious art. His main work was 240 woodcuts, which he produced between 1852 and 1860. They give a detailed and complete picture of events from both the Old and New Testaments. The illustrations were included in Martin Luther's Bible by 1860 . Because of their beauty and historical value, the engravings by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld are now even appearing in modern Bibles. Julius died on May 24, 1872 in Dresden.

God’s name: Muré used the divine name Jehovah in an illustration and in some explanatory texts .

With the picture "The commander of Jehovah's army" - see Joshua 5:13-15
With the text "Victory of Medianites" - see Judges 7: 18-20
With the text "End of Abimelech" - see Judges 9:50-54.












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