B2710. Wisdom Books (St John's Bible) B2710. Saint John’s Bible: Wisdom Books.
Donald Jackson, Artistic Director and Illuminator.
2007. 136pp. 9.75"x15". Hardcover.
Wisdom Books, the fifth volume of The Saint John’s Bible to be released, includes Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs. Book of Job and the Wisdom of Solomon. Illuminators include Thomas Ingmire, Suzanne Moore, Chris Tomlin, and Sally Mae Joseph & Diane von Arx.
SJ03. Ten Commandments Print Ten Commandments
Exodus 19. Artist: Thomas Ingmire. 15"x 22". Giclée print.
"I wanted to show the power and promise of the
Commandments, showing them forming out of a beautiful
chaos. To reinforce the sense of abstraction, power and promise, I wanted the letters to be in the Latin alphabet and with use of typography." -Thomas Ingmire.
SJ05. Psalms One Print Psalm One
Psalms 1:1-6. Donald Jackson, artist; Brian Simpson, scribe. 10"x20". Giclée Print.
Using digital voice prints as elements, Donald Jackson’s illumination hints at the ways in which we might "see" Psalms if they are sung or read poetically. He used voice prints of recordings of Saint John’s monks singing Gregorian Chant and prints of other sacred song. Many traditions praise God through sacred song.
SJ07. Genealogy of Jesus Print Genealogy of Jesus Print.
Artist: Donald Jackson. 15"x22". Giclée Print.
This illumination represents the genealogy of Jesus as told in Matthew. Jesus’ family tree is depicted as a menorah, intertwined with spirals suggestive of DNA strands. The names are written in Hebrew and English. This was the first illumination that Donald did for the St Johns Bible.
Donald Jackson with contributions from Chris Tomlin. This opening illumination of the Book of Genesis presents the steps in the creation of the universe starting with chaos on the left. Gold is used to symbolize God’s intervention ordering of the universe and its elements.
SJ12. To the Ends of the Earth To the Ends of the Earth Print
Artists: Donald Jackson with Sally Mae Joseph and Andrew Jamison. 12"x12". Giclée Print.
This special treatment appears at the end of the Acts of the
Apostles, accompanied by a carpet page with the verse: "You will be my witness in Jerusalem in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). This illumination completes the volume Gospels and Acts.
SJ14. Sower and the Seed Print Sower and the Seed Print
Mark 3. Artists: Aidan Hart with Donald Jackson and Sally Mae Joseph. 10"x12". Giclée Print.
In this icon, Jesus wears blue jeans and scatters the seeds into the text of the Gospel. A bird searches for seed on
thorny ground and rocky soil, as well on fertile land. This is one of the most popular prints from the St John’s Bible.