Almsgiving

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: Almsgiving

Description: A central figure distributes money while others to his left and right distribute food to a variety of needy people, including the crippled, widows, and orphans. Behind them, a group uses buckets of water to douse a burning house and in the background, people drown off the bow of Noah's ark. The Latin superscription reads, "The power and energy of almsgiving," and the text below, "How great is the power of almsgiving, as long as life lasts? A wave like flames, thus it covers over the waves of wickedness.".

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