Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Drawing on the Past for New Bible

Drawing on the Past for New Bible:
Illustrated, Handwritten Edition Is a First in Recent Times

By Jason Kane
Religion News Service
Saturday, March 4, 2006; Page B09

"With the help of computers, calfskins and turkey feathers, Donald Jackson is reviving a lost art form by creating a Bible by hand, at a cost of about $4 million.

The St. John's Bible, a seven-volume, illustrated endeavor scheduled for completion next year, is the first handwritten Bible to be commissioned by a major religious institution in 500 years...."
This is quite an undertaking. This ilustrated handwritten New Revised Standard Version will contain not only traditional calligraphy and illumination, but many of the illustrations call to mind contemporary events.

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