Stephen Stoned to Death as He Looks up to Heaven
“and they cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon the Lord, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Acts 7:58-59 ASV
Illustration of Stephen being stoned to death. He is pictured wearing a deacon’s vestments, lying on the ground and looking up to the sky. An angel, carrying a palm frond and the crown of martyrdom, is flying above him. Several men hold stones over their heads. A group of men in robes, including Saul of Tarsus, watch the stoning. A city can be seen in the background.
Keywordssacrifice, prayer, martyr, stephen, Deacon, faith, acts of the apostles, Saint Stephen, stoning, martyrdom, Protomartyr, Saul of Tarsus, first martyr, stoned, vestments
GalleriesBible Stories, Miscellaneous New Testament Illustrations, The Acts of the Apostles, The Lives of the Saints
Martin Luther, translator Volks-Bilderbibel oder die ganze heilige Schrift des alten und neuen Testaments, nach der Ueberseßung Dr. Martin Luther's (Leipzig, Germany: Baumgärtners Buchhandlung, 1853) 161