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Authors

Jeff Bach

Abstract

The largest book produced in colonial America, known in English as the Martyrs Mirror, was translated and printed by the celibate brothers of the Ephrata Community in Pennsylvania in 1748. The illustration that serves as a title page in some of the Ephrata volumes gives a pictorial allegory for the Christian life, featuring the baptism of Jesus by immersion at the center of the picture. After renouncing the world, believers bear the cross of Christ and arrive in heaven. It is likely that the title page was done by the Frankfurt engraver, Michael Eben.

First Page

82

Last Page

93

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