INCREDIBLE CREATURES AND CREATIONS HOLY BIBLE


INCREDIBLE CREATURES AND CREATIONS HOLY BIBLE

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The Bible is full of references to fantastic creatures - talking donkeys, giant fish, deceptive serpents, merfolk, six-fingered men, fiery horses, unicorns, griffins, seraphim, cherubim, vegetarian lions, two- and four-faced people, armies of skeletons and dragons, to name a few. Did these beings really exist? What did they actually look like? This sumptuously produced tome is a Bible with a delightful difference. Within its foil-embellished cover we have the full text of the New International Version Bible on fine paper in 8.4 point font and interspersed at regular intervals are 25 full-colour depictions and analyses of these creatures. On the reverse of the illustration are its Scripture-accurate description and references and a discussion of its likely inspiration or derivation. Some fascinating details emerge. We learn that Jonah's "whale", for example, was originally a huge fish, akin to the Leviathan (also featured) or a huge shark, but through a series of translations ended up as the much more cuddly whale. The phoenix is a version of the chol, a supernatural bird from Jewish folklore with a similar regenerative lifecycle, to which Job likened his own life. Job also made mention of the unicorn, but this too was actually derived from Jewish folklore in the shape of the re'em, a kind of super-strong wild ox. The sea-faring Philistines worshipped a sea-god called Dagon, usually depicted with the upper body of a man and the tail of a fish - Samuel tells us what God did to Dagon's statues! A Bible and an explanation of 25 of the most interesting creatures all in one - a terrific read! 1077pp.
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ISBN 9780310761174
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