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The Wiedmann Bible - A Valuable Academic Resource for Artists, Bible Scholars, Teachers & Preachers

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

by Carolyn Rossinsky, President of the Wiedmann Bible Foundation Raleigh NC &Wiedmann Bible Expert.

The art, spiritual, and academic world are discovering the Wiedmann Bible's immense treasures. From Europe to the United States, Australia, South Africa, and beyond, the Wiedmann Bible highlights a unique way to SEE the Bible through art and is gaining acclaim as a new academic resource for theologians, artists, and religious study students everywhere.

The Wiedmann Bible is an absolute masterpiece! Nothing compares to it because nothing like it exists. It is a continuous artistic narrative of the Holy Scripture from Genesis to Revelation in 3,333 hand-painted images by German artist Willy Wiedmann (1929 - 2013).

As a modern art reference, the Wiedmann Bible's illustrations display the artist's unique style, which he developed in the 1960s called "Polycon," in which one picture flows into the next, seemingly without a beginning or an end. The pictures or panels are composed of geometric shapes that overlap, intertwine, and create images within images. His representation is refreshingly colorful, abstract, and contemporary.

As a Bible reference, the Wiedmann Bible is the only visual Bible translation of its kind. Many famous artists have painted biblical images; Wiedmann, on the other hand, painted 3,333 biblical paintings of the Old and New Testaments in 16 years. The Wiedmann Bible limited ART Edition showcases all 3,333 images, with corresponding scripture from the Luther Bible 2017 version in German. It is the longest illustrated Bible ever created.

The Wiedmann Bible ART Edition is available as an exclusive limited two-volume set produced in cooperation with the German Bible Society. It is also attainable as an App and the brand new Wiedmann Video Bible.

The Wiedmann Bible in academic studies, resource guides, Bible study organizations, and symposiums:

Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina, USA

DITA-10 A Symposium on the Future of Theology & the Arts, 2019

United Bible Society - Jost Zetzsche

The Catholic Encyclopedia Bible - Bible Society Australia

Bible Study Fellowship

BSF International Student Program "Kingdom Divided"

Bible Gateway with Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement

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