(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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