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November 21, 2007

Flaming Fire Illustrated Bible

illustration of Leviticus 13:43 from the Flaming Fire Illustrated Bible Project

A friend just turned me on to an oddly charming bit of religious devotion, The Flaming Fire Illustrated Bible Project. The group's idea is to acquire an illustration to accompany every single verse of the Bible. Given that there's more than 36,000 Bible verses, it's an extremely ambitious project. And since they're just under 10% of the way there, which means there's plenty of room for you!

Don't worry, you don't have to be a DiVinci to take part. They happily accept art work from people of all skill levels and age levels. For instance, the image above is someone's interpretation of Leviticus, Chapter 13, Verse 43(*)...

Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the rising of the sore be white reddish in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh.

Not religious? Me neither. But no matter, just pick a verse, let your imagination go, and see what you can come up with.

(*)Chapters 13 through 15 of Leviticus are the Bible's answer to Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, laying down how Biblical-era priests should deal with a gnarly assortment of skin rashes and genital discharges.

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Posted by Chris Spurgeon at November 21, 2007 07:40 PM

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That's one pricey book you linked in.

Posted by: Sue at November 24, 2007 06:23 PM