de Hooge - 1721 (Old Testament)

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These are the famous biblical engravings by Romeyn de Hooge (1645 or '46-1708). De Hooge was a well known engraver who worked in the style of Rembrant. These are from a fine later edition (1st. ed. 1703). Most pages had two engravings with text on the back. As was common, our pages were cut at some point in the past to separate the two images. Text and poems at the bottom of some of the pictures are in Dutch. These images are featured in Poortman's book on Dutch illustrated bibles. Most have a central, large scene, with four smaller scenes from the same biblical book. Images are 7.25" x 5.75." Unless otherwise stated all engravings have in their bottom margin "Rom. de Hooge Inventor et fecit. I. Lindenberg Excudit cum Privilegio".
Genesis.  Fig. 1
CREATION  There is an eye in the center with hebrew letters and a cross. Then there are various levels of angels and lights and stars and planets and unusual symbols including an apparent "69".
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Genesis  [Top Left] 1:2. [Top Right] 1:3. [Bottom Left] 1:20. [Bottom Right] 1:24. [Center] 2:21.22. [No artists given] Fig. 3
CREATION and EVE IS MADE FROM RIB  [TL] "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And a wind from God moved upon the face of the waters." [TR] "And God said, Let there be light; and there was light." [BL] "And God said, Let the waters be filled with many kinds of living creatures, and birds that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." [BR] "And God said, Let the earth bring forth all kinds of living creatures, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind; and it was so." [Center] "And the Lord God made Adam fall into a deep sleep, and he slept; and He took one from his ribs, and closed up the flesh. And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her to the man."
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Genesis  [Top Left] 7:11. [Top Right] 8:6. [Center] 9:21. [Bottom Left] 11:3. [Bottom Right] 17:11. Rom. de Hooge inventor. C. Huyberts Fecit., I. Lindenberg Excudit cum Privil. Fig. 6
NOAH and BABEL and CIRCUMCISION  [TL] "In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life ... were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened" [TR] " the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made..." [Center] "And he drank of the wine, and became drunk; and he lay uncovered inside his tent." [BL] "...Come, let us make bricks [for the tower], and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar." [BR] "And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you."
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Genesis  [Top Left] 22:10. [Top Right] 27:22. [Center] 28:12. [Bottom Left] 33:4. [Bottom Right] 34:23. [No name given] Fig. 7
ABRAHAM & ISAAC; ESAU; JACOB; JACOB'S DREAM  [TL] "And Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to slay his son." [TR] "And Jacob went near to Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau." [Center] "And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it." [BL] "And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him; and they wept." [BR] "Shall not their cattle and their wealth and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent to them, and they will live with us."
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Genesis  [Top Left] 37:24. [Top Right] 37:27. [Center] 39:12. [Bottom Left] 39:20. [Bottom Right] 40:18. C. Huyberts: inv et fec. I. Lindenberg Excudit cum Privil.Fig. 9
JOSEPH  [TL] "And they took him, and threw him into a pit; and the pit was empty, there was no water in it." [TR] "Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites ..." [Center] "And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me; and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got out." [BL] "And Joseph’s master took him, and put him in the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were confined ..." [BR] "... We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, Do interpretations not belong to God? Tell them to me, I beg you."
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Exodus  [Top Left] 2:6. [Top Right] 2:11. [Center] 7:12. [Bottom Left] 7:19. [Bottom Right] 12:11. Rom. de Hooge inventor. L. Scherm Fecit., I. Lindenberg Excudit cum Privil.. Fig. 11
MOSES' LIFE; PASSOVER  [TL] "And when she had opened it, she saw the child; and, behold, the baby wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children." [TR] "... when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brothers, and looked on their burdens; and he spied an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brothers." [Center] "For they threw down every man his rod, and they became serpents; but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods." [BL] "... Say to Aaron, Take your rod, and stretch out your hand upon the waters of Egypt ... that they may become blood ..." [BR] "And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover."
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Exodus   [Top Right] 34:33. [Bottom Left] 35:10. [Bottom right] 35:25. [Top Left] 35:31. [Center] 36:6. Rom. de Hooge inventor. L. Scherm Fecit., I. Lindenberg Excudit cum Privil. Fig. 15
MOSES; WORK ON TABERNACLE;  [TR] "And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face." [BL] "And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the Lord has commanded" [BR] "And all the women who were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen." [TL] "And he has filled him [Bezalel] with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in every kind of workmanship" [Center] "... Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing"
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Exodus   [Top Right] 13:18. [Top Left] 14:21. [Center] 14:23. [Bottom Right] 16:14. [Bottom Left] 17:5. Rom. de Hooge inventor. L. Scherm Fecit., I. Lindenberg Excudit cum Privil. Fig. 12
LEAVING EGYPT; RED SEA  [TR] "But God led the people around, through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea; and the people of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt." [TL] "And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided." [Center] "And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen." [BR] finding Matzoh [BL] "... Go on before the people, and take with you of the elders of Israel; and your rod, with which you struck the river, take in your hand, and go. Page size:  8.5" x 7" Condition:  lightish but good impression w/ no important problems.
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Leviticus  [Top Left] 8:15. [Top Right] 11:10. [Center] 10:2. [Bottom Left] 10:4.5. [Bottom Right] 16:10. Fig. 17
SACRIFICES; NADAB & ABIHU; SCAPEGOAT  [TL] "And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar around with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified it, to make atonement upon it." [TR] "And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination to you." [Center] "And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord." [BL] "...Come near, carry your brothers from before the sanctuary out of the camp. So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp." [BR] "But the goat, on which the lot fell to be for Azazel, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go to Azazel into the wilderness."
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Numberi [Numbers]   [Top Left] 11:31. [Top Right] 14:45. [Bottom Left] 15:36. [Center] 16:32. [Bottom Right] 17:6. Hooge inventor.L.Scherm Fecit., I.Lindenberg Excudit cum Privil. Fig 19
PROBLEMS IN THE TRAVELS; KOHATH  [TL] "From where should I have meat to give to all this people? for they weep to me, saying, Give us meat, that we may eat." [TR] "Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites who lived in that hill, and defeated them, and pursued them ..." [BL] "And all the congregation brought him [man who broke the Sabbath] outside the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the Lord commanded Moses." [Center] "And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men who belonged to Korah, and all their goods." [BR] "But on the next day all the congregation ... murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, You have killed the people of the Lord."
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Numberi [Numbers]   [Top Right] 22:5. [Top Left] 22:16. [Bottom Right] 22:24. [Bottom Left] 22:32. [Center] 23:1. [No names given but almost certainly Rom. de Hooge inventor and Fecit., I. Lindenberg Excudit cum Privil.] Fig. 21
STORY OF BALAAM [TR] "He sent messengers therefore to Balaam ... to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt; behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they are dwelling opposite me." [TL] "And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus said Balak ... Let nothing, I beg you, hinder you from coming to me." [BR] "But the angel of the Lord stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side." [BL] "And the angel of the Lord said to him, Why did you strike your ass these three times? Behold, I went out to withstand you, because your way is perverse before me." [Center] "And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams."
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Deuteronomium [Deuteronomy]  [Top Right] 32:49. [Top Left] 33:1. [Center] 34:6. I. Lindenberg Excudit cum Privil. [No artist given] Fig. 23
MOSES LOOKS AT CANAAN, BLESSES, AND IS BURIED  [TR] "Go up to this Mountain Abarim ... and behold the land of Canaan, which I give to the people of Israel for a possession." [TL] "And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the people of Israel before his death." [Center] "And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-Peor; but no man knows his grave till this day." Page size:  8.75" x 10" Condition:  very good impression w/ no important problems.
Iosua [Joshua]   [Top Left] 8:29. [Top Right] 9:4. [Center] 10:12. [Bottom Left] 10:17. [Bottom Right] 10:24. Fig. 26
SUN STANDS STILL, Etc.  [TL] The king of 'Ay hanged on a tree until Joshua orders it taken down. [TR] The inhabitabns of Giv'on act cunningly with old patched up shoes and the like.[Center] "... and he said ... Sun, stand still ... and the moon ... And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed ..." [BL] "But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave ... An Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave ..." [BR] "...when they brough out those kings ... put your feet upon the necks of these kings..."
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Iosua [Joshua]   [Top Left] 1:8. [Bottom Right] Judges 1:12. [Bottom Left] 13:6. [Top Right] Lofsang. [Center] 22:8. Fig. 27
BATTLES  [TL] battle scene does not seem to match caption [BR] "Kalev said, He that smites Qiryat-sefer, and takes it, to him will I give 'Akhsa my daughter to wife." [BL] will drive out inhabitants and divide land by lot to Israel [TR] ? [Center] Joshua tells everyone to return with riches of cattle, silver, gold, copper, iron, and garments and "divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren."
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Iudicum [Judges]  [Top Left] 13:3. [Top Right] 13:20. [Center] 14:6. [Bottom Left] 14:19. [Bottom Right] 15:4. Fig. 32
ANGEL & MANOAH; SAMSON  [TL] An angel appears to Manoah's barren wife and tells her she will bear a son. [TR] The angel of the Lord appears in the flame of the altar to Manoah and his wife, and they fell on their faces as it ascended. [Center] "and, behold, a young lion roared against him. And the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore him as he would have torn a kid, and he had nothing in his hand..." [BL] Samson kills thiry men from Ashqelon and took their clothing for those who had given him the riddle. [BR] Samson caught three hundred foxes "and took torches, and turned tail to tail, and put a torch in the midst between two tails."
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Ruth  [Top Left] 1:12. [Top Right] 1:20. [Center] 2:9. [Bottom Left] 3:6. [Bottom Right] 4:1. Fig. 36
RUTH  [TL] Naomi tells her daughters to go back, since she is too old to have a husband, and, even if she did and had children this night, they would not be grown for many years. [TR] "Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me." [Center] Boaz tells Ruth not to be afraid, and she is grateful to be treated as a daughte. [BL] "And she went down to the threshingfloor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her." [BR] Boaz tells his kinsmen to sit down here.
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I Samuel   [Top Left] 9:22. [Center] 10:1. [Top Right] 10:10. [Bottom Left] 13:14. [Bottom Right] 13:29. [no names given] Fig. 40
ANNOINTING OF SAUL, Etc.  [TL] Samuel took Saul to the dining chamber and sat him in the place of honor among the thirty persons.[Center] "Then Samuel took a flask of oil, and poured it upon his [Saul's] head ... has not the Lord anointed thee to be a prince over his inheritance?" [TR] Saul meets a company of prophets at a hill and begins to prophesize. [BL] The Lord tells Saul his kingdom will not endure, because he disobeyed. [BR] ?
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II Samuel   [Top Left] 17:23. [Center] 18:14. [Top Right] 21:9. [Bottom Left] 24:10. [Bottom Right] I Kings 1:9. [no names given] Fig. 47
ABSOLAM  [TL] Ahitofel is not listened to and goes home, puts house in order, and strangles himself. [Center] Yo'av "took three darts in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, who was still alive in the midst of the oak." [TR] The king delivers the sons to the Giv'onim who hang them. [BL] David speaks to the Lord and admits a sin and asks for his wickedness to be taken away. [BR] Adoniyyahu slaughters sheep and oxen and fat cattle and has a feast.
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I Regum [I Kings]  [Top Left] 19:5. [Top Right] 19:13. [Bottom Left] 19:19. [Bottom Right] 22:24. [Center] 22:34. [No names given but almost certainly Rom. de Hooge inventor and Fecit., I. Lindenberg Excudit cum Privil.] Fig. 52
ELIJAH, Etc. [TL] Elijah is sleeping under a broom tree and "an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baked on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head." [TR] "And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entrance of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice to him, and said, What art thou doing here, Elijah?" [BL] Elijah casts his his mantle over Elisha who is ploughing. [BR] Zidqiyyahu smotes Mikhayehu on the cheek. [Center] Jehosaphat is slain in his chariot "between the joints of the armour" and is taken back.
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Esther   [Top Left] 6:1. [Center] 6:11. [Top Right] 7:8. [Bottom Left] 7:10. [Bottom Right] 9:13. [No names given but almost certainly Rom. de Hooge inventor and Fecit., I. Lindenberg Excudit cum Privil.] Fig. 65
VARIOUS SCENES  [TL] The king couldn't sleep and had the book of record of the chronicles brought and read. [Center] "Then Haman took the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordekhay, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honour." [TR] The king enters the banquet hall and sees Haman with Esther and says, "Will he even assault the queen in my own presence in the house?" [BL] "So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordekhay. Then the king's wrath was pacified." [BR] Esther asks the king to have Haman's ten sons hanged.
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