Item description for Saint John's Bible: Prophets (Saint Johns Bible #4) by Donald Jackson...
Overview "A full-color reproduction of the handwritten and illuminated work, The Saint John's Bible, in seven volumes"--Provided by publisher.
Publishers Description 2008 Catholic Press Association Award Winner
"Prophets" is the fourth of seven full-color reproduction books of "The Saint John's Bible, "featuring some of the most beautiful passages in al of Sacred Scripture. The ancient prophets of Israel suffered and celebrated with the people they both admonished and praised. They provided words of consolation during times of oppression and kept the flame of hope alive during the darkest periods of Israelite and Jewish history. Christians honor the prophets as those who foretold the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, as is evidenced by the many references to the prophets in the New Testament. The prophetic message is as relevant today as it was in ancient Israel. The prophets continue to call us to respond to God's love and offer their unvarnished judgment on our behavior. Jackson's images amplify the prophetic word, keeping the flame of hope alive today.
Prophets includes artistic depictions from Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Micah, Amos, Daniel, and Zechariah. Major images are "Isaiah's Vision of the New Temple, Suffering Servant, Ezekiel's Cal, Valley of the Dry Bones, Daniel's Son of Man, Amos ' Plea for Social Justice, " and "Zechariah's Messianic Predictions." In addition, famous passages such as Isaiah 2:4 "He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more "receive special calligraphic and artistic treatment.
"Donald Jackson is one of the world's leading calligraphers and the artistic director and illuminator of "The Saint John's Bible. "He is a Senior Illuminator to the Queen of England's Crown Office and is an elected Fellow and past Chairman of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators. His 30-year retrospective exhibition, "Painting with Words, " premiered at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in August, 1988 and traveled to 13 museums and galleries."
"The launch of a national museum tour of the "The Saint John's Bible" began at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota in April 2005 where record crowds greeted the inaugural exhibit during its three-month run. "The Saint John's Bible" will continue its national exhibition tour that includes museums and galleries from throughout the United States and Europe. Learn more about The Saint John's Bible exhibit.""
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 15.25" Width: 10" Height: 1.25" Weight: 5.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher LITURGICAL PRESS #1200
Series Saint Johns Bible
Series Number 4
ISBN 0814690548 ISBN13 9780814690543
Availability 0 units.
More About Donald Jackson
An internationally respected calligrapher, Donald Jackson is the artistic director and illuminator of "The Saint John's Bible". He is a Senior Scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Crown Office at the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, a position in which he is responsible for the creation of official state documents. He is an elected Fellow and past Chairman of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators. His 30-year retrospective exhibition, Painting with Words, premiered at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August, 1988 and traveled to 13 museums and galleries. Donald Jackson works with a team of theologians and artists from Saint John's University and Abbey on "The Saint John's Bible". From his scriptorium in Wales, he oversees scribes, artists, and craftsmen who work with him on the handwriting and illumination of the seven-volume, 1,150-page Bible.
Reviews - What do customers think about Saint John's Bible: Prophets?
Excellent Addition Mar 19, 2007
This is an excellent addition to the previous volumes of the St. John's Bible that have come out. I can't wait for the last three! As with the other volumes, the calligraphy is a bit hard to read, but it is being true to the art form. Grogeous illuminations. I recommend that the collector also purchase "The Art of the Saint John's Bible" by Susan Sink or a similar volume for a complete explanation of the illuminations.
St. John's Bible Pentateuch Feb 15, 2007
The book is beautiful. I purchased two books. One had a torn cover. When I informed the seller, the book was immediately replaced free of charge. I appreciate the good customer service as well as the beautiful book.
A Missed Opportunity Jan 16, 2007
The idea for this new edition of the Bible was great; however, the result is a disappointment. The text is not easy to read. The font size is too small. The margin white space should have been used to increase the font size or less text should have been put on each page. It seems that no one took a good look at the final product in terms of the book's readability.
Not as good as the others Jan 16, 2007
I don't think that this volume is as good as the Gospels. There isn't as much art, and at a mere 80 pages, there was plenty of room for art. The layout of it didn't thrill me either.
Worthy of God's prayer book Jan 11, 2007
This is a lovely way to look at the prayers that have expressed the faith of many over the millenia. A truly remarkable vision of the Psalms