Lying by Speaking the Truth

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: Lying by Speaking the Truth

Description: In the background, Jesus exorcises a man, who is restrained by a group, while in the foreground a group brings their sick to a healer wearing an open robe who is flanked by a heretic and a demon. The Latin superscription reads, "In what way might one, speaking the truth, lie" and the text below, "Who has prevailed in lying by speaking out the truth? The trecherous, by whom mind is ambushed by true speech.".

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