This original copper-plate engraving from an early 18th Century Bible is a real beauty. It depicts Judas Maccabeus from the Old Testament. It was engraved by the famous German Engraver Engelhardt Nunzer and published in 1701. It shows Judas Maccabeus with his sword and shild in full amor.
Judah Maccabee was a Jewish priest and a son of the priest Mattathias. He led the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire (167–160 BCE). The Jewish feast of Hanukkah commemorates the restoration of Jewish worship at the temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE, after Judah Maccabee removed the Hellenistic statuary.
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 good antique condition with a Beautiful Age Patina. One tear in the lower center - PLEASE SEE PICTURES
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