God Smites Israel with a Deadly Plague

Otto Elliger, God Smites Israel with a Deadly Plague, Lithograph, 1707, Pitts Theological Library, Atlanta.

This plate from David Martin’s Historie des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments : verrykt met meer dan vierhonderd printverbeeldingen in koper gesneeden illustrates a scene from 2Sam 24 when David witnesses an angel of God striking down 70,000 Israelites because of David’s decision to conduct a census of Israel’s fighting men.


Relating to thought about the nature and behavior of God.

2Sam 24

David's Census of Israel and Judah
1Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, count the people of ... View more

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