Fear of Death

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: Fear of Death

Scripture Reference:

Description: A man and woman flee from a skeleton, who catches each by a sleeve; at their feet are a scythe, a lute, a book of music, a flute and a hat and over their heads, a banner reads, "Agag! Is not [the bitterness of] death past? 1 Reg. 15 (1 Samuel 15:32);" a man on his deathbed is harassed by demons, a woman slaughters a bird, Saul has Agag, king of the Amalekites, killed, and a man slaughters a wild pig in the background. The Latin superscription reads, "He fears death who is terrified by remorse," and the text below, " "Who, being terrified of death, takes the sword under his breast? A mind conscious of wickedness deserves to be devoted to Orcus." [?].

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