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The Saint John's Bible - Pentateuch

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The third in a series of full-color, reproductions from The Saint John’s Bible, the Pentateuch is foundational to both Judaism and Christianity. The Pentateuch features text and illuminations of the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy) known as the Torah in Judaism. Prominent illuminations include Creation, Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, Jacob’s Ladder, Abraham and Sarah, the Ten Commandments and the Death of Moses.

In beautiful handwritten script and elegant design, the Pentateuch contains the cherished stories of faith that are thousands of years old. This book provides an artistic interpretation of humanity’s oldest literature—still recited as living history.

That these stories are significant to Jewish and Christian traditions is not surprising since they reflect the hopes, dreams, fears, and deeds of people living side by side with the earth’s oldest civilizations. Over time, these spiritual descendants of Abraham and Sarah introduced God to all the inhabitants of the Middle East and beyond. Their message was simple. God and his creation are good; evil enters when prideful humans go their own way. Nonetheless, God continues to love unconditionally.

Donald Jackson, a world renowned calligrapher and illuminator, in collaboration with artists and theologians, has woven together word and image in this once-in-a-millennium project. Significant in both size and scope, The Saint John's Bible will be bound in seven magnificent volumes comprising nearly 1,100 pages, measuring 15 7/8 inches wide x 24 1/2 inches tall. The translation of the Saint John's Bible is the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). It was chosen because it is theologically sound, and has the distinction of being officially authorized for use by major Christian churches.

Commissioned by the monks of Saint John's Abbey and University as a Bible for our time, The Saint John's Bible is a unique blend of ancient methods, materials and tools with modern themes, images, technology and text. Whether you have a deep reverence for Scripture, are drawn to the precise work of the quill, are an avid art collector, or are fascinated by the making of The Saint John's Bible, you now have the opportunity to take home the experience of this project through full-color, page-by-page reproduction books.

See also:
The Saint John's Bible - Gospels and Acts
The Saint John's Bible - Psalms
The Saint John's Bible - Prophets
The Saint John's Bible - Wisdom Books

For the 4 Volume Set:
The Saint John's Bible 4 Volume Set

ISBN: 9780814690529
Author: Donald Jackson
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 158
Language: English


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