AKMA with very cool old…

AKMA with very cool old Bible that uses pictures in place of key words: _

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, one poular mode of biblical instruction invovled the Hieroglyphical Bible or the Bible in Pictures, a sort of rebus-like affair wherein pictures stand in for some of the words. For instance, in this example (from well-known printer Isaiah Thomas’s A Curious Hieroglyphick Bible, or, Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments, Represented with Emblematical Figures, for the Amusement of Youth) shown in the Library of Congress, the author has substituted a haloed Hebrew Tetragrammaton for the English ‘God,’ an odd cloudy shape for ‘heavens,’ a globe for ‘earth,’ and so on. This dovetails exquisitely with Magritte’s observation that ‘An image can take the place of a word in a proposition’ (in the seventh proposition in ‘Words and Images’).