Evangelist (New Testament)
handed down, of which the Christian tradition equates Matthew and John with the apostles of the same name .
Representation in the Gospels
The liturgical book, which contains only the four Gospels, is called the Gospels . Him, the book painting from the 6th century often the representations of the four authors above, each writing at a desk their gospel. For example, they are in the Reichenau Gospels of Otto III. which is kept in the Bavarian State Library in Munich , as well as in the Black Book of Hours of Charles the Bold , Duke of Burgundy , in the Austrian National Library in Vienna . Similar scenes are known from ivory carving and the decoration of choir stalls , pulpits , baptismal fonts and the like.
- Hiltgart L. Keller: Reclam's Lexicon of Saints and Biblical Figures. Legend and representation in the fine arts. Philipp Reclam Jun., Stuttgart 1968, new edition Stuttgart 1979, ISBN 3-15-010154-9 .
- The evangelists . In: World and Environment of the Bible. Issue 2/14, Katholisches Bibelwerk Stuttgart, ISBN 978-3-944766-43-0 .
- Dei Verbum n.18
- Reclam's Lexicon of Saints and Biblical Figures, p. 190