Friday, August 30, 2013

Kistler Library Announces Saint John's Bible Display

By Melanie McBride
“In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. We invite you to explore this work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium.” –
The exquisite artistry of the Saint John’s Bible is now on display in the Front Reading Room of the Library. The seven volume set contains seventy-three books of the Old and New Testament in total. Each volume focuses on key components of the Bible, combining them according to theme. The set includes the following titles: Psalms, Gospels and Acts, Letters and Revelation, Wisdom Books, Historical Books, Prophets, and Pentateuch.
If you are interested in learning more about the Saint John’s Bible and its creation, our library staff recommends Christopher Calderhead’s “Illuminating the Word: The Making of the Saint John’s Bible (Call Number: BS 191.5 C25 2005). We also encourage those who are interested in the Saint John’s Bible to visit the official webpage at  

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