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Category Archives: Art

Bible Gateway Logo Stylized by Word for Word Bible Comic Artist

Simon Amadeus Pillario (pen name) has a dream of creating a complete, word-for-word Bible comic in the graphic novel genre. He respects Scripture and wants to honor it by illustrating its grand storyline. For more information, read our interview with Pillario and learn how you can help him achieve his dream (quickly, because time is […]

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The Word for WORD Bible Comic: An Interview with Simon Amadeus Pillario

Not all comics are funny. The comic genre known as graphic novels emphasizes drama, adventure, character development, and striking visuals. Such is the case with Simon Amadeus Pillario’s (pen name) dream of creating a complete, word-for-word Bible comic. Bible Gateway interviewed Pillario (@WforWBibleComic) about his ambitious venture. What is the Word for WORD Bible Comic? […]

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Installation of The Divine Servant Statue

Bible Gateway recently moved into a new office building. In our previous location, a bronze statue titled The Divine Servant, depicting Jesus washing the feet of Peter, was featured in our lobby. It draws its inspiration from Mark 10:43-45 and John 13:4-17. That statue has now been relocated to outside of our new building. We […]

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The Saint John’s Bible: A Work of Art

In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University (@CSBSJU) in Collegeville, Minnesota, commissioned calligrapher Donald Jackson in Wales to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible; the first such Bible commissioned by a Benedictine abbey in more than 500 years. Using ancient traditional materials such as hand-ground pigments, Chinese stick ink, goose and turkey quills, and calf-skin vellum, […]

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Live-Tweeting “The Bible” Miniseries

Will you be watching “The Bible” miniseries when it premiers this Sunday, March 3? Are you wondering how faithful it will be to the Bible text? We’re curious too, and so the Bible Gateway team will be watching and discussing it at our Twitter feed when it airs!

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Doré Bible Illustrations

Our recent post about Rembrandt’s Biblical art brought to mind another one favorite artists, Gustav Doré. Doré is famous for his detailed illustrations and woodcuts based on scenes from literature, including a magnificent set of illustrations for The Divine Comedy and a series on Biblical scenes. Here are several of his most striking pieces of Biblical artwork.

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Rembrandt’s Birthday and Art in the Bible

My church has a large copy of “The Return of the Prodigal Son,” one of Rembrandt’s more famous works, hanging in the lobby. It depicts an important moment in the parable of the prodigal son. Do you have a favorite piece of Biblically-themed artwork?

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