This original copper-plate engraving from an early 18th Century Bible is a real beauty. It depicts the Joshua from the Old Testament. It was engraved by the famous German Engraver Engelhardt Nunzer and published in 1701. It shows Joshua in great detail with a lance and a shield in his hands. In the background is the battle of Jericho and the city of Jericho.
Joshua or Jehoshua is the central figure in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua. According to the books of Exodus, Numbers and Joshua, he was Moses' assistant and became the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses. He lead the Israelites to conquer Canaan. At the Jordan River, the waters parted, as they had for Moses at the Red Sea. The first battle after the crossing of the Jordan was the Battle of Jericho. His name was Hoshe'a the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, but Moses called him Yehoshu'a, the name by which he is commonly known. The name is shortened to Yeshua in Nehemiah. According to the Bible he was born in Egypt prior to the Exodus.
Provenance: Biblia Sacra Das ist Die gantze Heilige Schrifft / Alten und Neuen Testaments
Author: Casparum Ulenbergium
Engraver: Engelhardt Nunzer
Published : Bamberg, Ziegern & Lehmann, 1701
Paper Size: circa 14 1/2" x 9 3/4"
Condition : In very good antique condition and a Beautiful Age Patina - PLEASE SEE PICTURES
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