Wisdom Books from the Saint John's Bible Hardback
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Wisdom Books from the Saint John's Bible
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The Wisdom books exemplify the practical spirituality of the people of Israel. Using story, poetry, and aphorisms, the books collect practical wisdom to help guide people in how to live—faithful to God, with praise and thankfulness, walking in ways that are upright. The profoundly moving story of Job asks how a good person can suffer if God is just. The Song of Solomon, long read as an allegorical love poem between God and the chosen people of Israel, or as Christ and the church, takes us beyond the commands of the prophets and lessons of history. It steps back from Israel’s struggle to be faithful to the Lord and concentrates on the loving relationship between the Lord and the Beloved. Sirach and Proverbs, along with Psalms, are quoted throughout the Rule of St. Benedict. Like the Rule, their pages are filled with wisdom for how to live a godly life. The Saint John’s Bible volume Wisdom Books draws out these themes—wisdom as a female figure, use of Proverbs in the Rule of St. Benedict, and God’s love for us. If we today want to live wisely, we would do well to look to this beautifully illuminated collection of ancient texts.
Donald Jackson is one of the world’s leading calligraphers and the artistic director and illuminator of The Saint John’s Bible. He is a Senior Illuminator to the Queen of England’s Crown Office and is an elected Fellow and past Chairman of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators. His 30-year retrospective exhibition, Painting with Words, premiered at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in August, 1988 and traveled to 13 museums and galleries.
136 pp., 9 3/4 x 15
Wisdom Books from the Saint John's Bible by Donald Jackson was published by Liturgical Press in September 2007. The ISBN for Wisdom Books from the Saint John's Bible is 9780814690550.
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|Page last updated||19th January 2017|
|Author / Artist||Donald Jackson|
|Publisher||Liturgical Press (September 2007)|
|Number of Pages||136|