Bible Calligraphy/Art

Discussion in 'Arts, Literature, and Games' started by Incense, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Incense

    Incense Active Member

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    I really find the old (and some new actually) Bible pages to be very very beautiful!
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    Do you like them? Do you have any to share? :D

    ps. The second picture says: This is the Gospel of St.John son of Zabada,in the city of Andalus, and it is two thousands and six hundred word, he preached it in India and Jerusalem, and the number of chapters is one hundred and one.
     
  2. Old Christendom

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    Calligraphy is such a beautiful art!

    Do you have more examples of oriental bibles to share?
     
  3. Incense

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    That's the Lord's prayer

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    That's the fist page of the Gospel of Luke (Made in Palestine in the 14th century)


    Sadly most art in the oriental/Arabic world that now remains is Islamic.
     
  4. Old Christendom

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    That Lord's Prayers is astonishing! Where's it from?

    It looks like an Islamic thing at first.
     
  5. Incense

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    The Lord's prayer can be found in any country, it's rather a modern calligraphy.
     
  6. Scottish Knight

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    Beautiful images Incense :) Particularly love the one with the flower design.

    The book of kells contains the four gospels in latin and was produced by Irish monks circa AD800 and is considered one of the finest examples of western calligraphy from the period

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    It can be viewed online here:
    http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/index.php?DRIS_ID=MS58_003v
     
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  7. Incense

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    Very beautiful SK!! Thanks!!

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    Ethiopian priest on Lake Tana with an 800 years old goatskin bible (says source)
     
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