Enchiridion, 1538, The first petition

Enchiridion, Third commandment Børne Tuct.

Enchiridion sive Manuale ut vocant. The woodcut is supposed to show the first petition (i.e. »Hallowed be thy name«), but the Danish printer has confused it with the woodcut for the third commandment: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. The woodcut shows a story from the Bible (Numbers, 15) where an Israelite is stoned to death for gathering sticks upon the Sabbath day. The woodcut was also used for Copenhagen's dance of death (twice). There's a larger version here: Enchiridion, First petition.

Enchiridion, First petition

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