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Tamara Toy

In a time when books of any kind were quite expensive, the use of imagery to tell the story of the Bible and its meanings was a sensible way to bring the sacredness to the illiterate masses. This served the lower classes by helping them to understand the Bible, while the higher classes could understand as well, leveling the field between classes instead allowing the division to be between the damned and those allowed into heaven. All men were to be equal in the eyes of God (supposedly), so it mattered more the dedication to the church and one’s own soul than to what economic lass one belonged to.