(Creepy) Vintage Bible Illustrations

I love old book illustrations. Yesterday, I was looking for some Bible-related illustrations and found the La Vista Church of Christ’s website. They host some beautiful illustrations from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among all the wonderful illustrations, I found a few extra interesting ones (they’re creepy, y’all).

Proverbs 30:31 Treasures of the Bible (1894)

skeleton
He doesn’t even have the guts to call her a painted up whore to her face.

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1 Corinthians 1:20-21 Treasures of the Bible (1894)

false science
“Creeds”…”False Science”…You want me to cry? Is that it? Are you happy now, Treasures of the Bible?!

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Proverbs 21:13 Treasures of the Bible (1894)

1 percent
If you’re part of the 1%, we hope you trip and fall off a cliff. (I’m pretty sure that’s what Jesus was going on about in that Sermon on the Mount thing.)

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Luke 1:79 Standard Bible Story Readers, Book Two (1925) 

The caption for this illustration reads, "Jesus guiding a boy as father looks on." Are we just not going to talk about the fact that the boy's father is trying to hand him over to the grim reaper?
The caption for this illustration reads, “Jesus guiding a boy as father looks on.” Are we just not going to talk about the fact that the boy’s father is trying to hand him over to the grim reaper?

I love La Vista Church of Christ for making these images available.

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  1. Grim Reaper May 22, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Jesus IS the Grim Reaper. I assure you, the child is not in danger. And the picture looks more to me as the father is to be judged, as the father is with the Grim Reaper, and I don’t think he’s going to see his child again. Chances are, he was responsible for someone’s or peoples deaths, in return, he would be dealt with. Afterwords, the child would be brought back to the people. What people don’t realize are these things have not yet happened, this is the future, not the past.

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