Barry Moser's Illustrated Bible, a First level source for Visio Divina image Meditations
Today, I wanted to introduce to you the Barry Moser Illustrated Bible, finished in 1999.
I am aware of only two bibles entirely illustrated in the woodcut style by one person in the 20th Century, The Moser Bible, and the Schäfer Bible, which I may cover later.
The Barry Moser Bible has 229 woodcut style images, done in a medium of plastic designed to mimic the best medium for wood engraving, English Boxwood.
Moser's images are starkly and terribly wonderful and extremely powerful. I am constantly stunned by these images, when I view this Bible. So Many of his images are really portraits, that do not limit the ethnicity of the person to western facial features, but many are semitic, giving great authenticity and strength to these portraits.
The versions appearing here are prepared by someone else, and their quality and contrast pale comparatively to their originals, but the cure is easy, and cheap...Buy a copy for yourself, and your family, and all your friends and loved ones, to share with all of them the power of images in their lives and relationship with God.
Here's a link for this at Amazon.com
This is really a classic and first level source of images to use in Visio Divina meditation... It's really a "WOW" bible.
Jonah and the Whale and a Young David
Here is a link for an internet story on Moser, and his life's journey, as related to his Bible images and their making:
Today in Literature: Barry Moser Bible