Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Saint John's Bible: Genesis

The Saint John's Bible one of the first completely hand-written and illuminated Bible to have been commissioned since the invention of the printing press

Part of The Saint John's Bible, Volume 1 (Genesis) By Donald Jackson, St. John's University (Collegeville, Minn.) is illustrated above

Donald Jackson, official scribe of Queen Elizabeth II, created a new script specifically for this project.

Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, Chair of the Committee on Illumination and Text said: “The illuminations are not illustrations. They are spiritual meditations on a text. It is a very Benedictine approach to the Scriptures.”