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An old prophet denounces the proceedings at a lavish sacrifice given by the wayward king Jeroboam. Engraving.

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Bible. O.T. 1 Kings 13. As in verse 9, the altar has been rent and ashes are spilling from the crack. To the left in the distance we see the prophet being attacked and killed by a lion; through acting on the words of another prophet, he has been led to disobey God. This is his harsh punishment

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1 print : line engraving ; image 19.5 x 29.3 cm

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Qui fictos virtute sacra reprendere cultus/ Misus erat, sancté fata futura canit. 3. Reg. 13

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Wellcome Library no. 20003i

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Bears number: 6

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