Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Bible Customs - Religious Men

Greek Priest Greek Priest
Illustration of a Greek priest wearing a black cloth.
Armenian Bishop Armenian Bishop
An Armenian bishop wearing hood.
Whirling Dervish Whirling Dervish
Illustration of a whirling Dervish.
Begging Dervish Begging Dervish
Illustration of a begging Dervish. A Dervish is someone treading a Sufi Muslim ascetic path and is known for their extreme poverty.
Whirling Dervishes Whirling Dervishes
Performance of whirling dervishes. The whirling is a physical method used by the Dervishes to try to reach a religious ecstasy.
Self Torture Self Torture
Illustration of the heathen method of self-torture that a religious man does.
Muslim Devotee Cutting Himself Muslim Devotee Cutting Himself
Illustration of a Muslim devotee cutting himself like the prophets of Baal.
Egyptian Prophet Egyptian Prophet
Egyptian prophet from monument at Thebes.