Saturday, July 12, 2008

'The Prophets'

I've just received today a complimentary signed copy of 'The Prophets' from Diana Shimon in Israel. This is Volume 3 of 'The Testimony' which when completed will be an entire Children's Bible in Hebrew. 'The Prophets' covers all fifteen of the Old Testament prophets from Isaiah to Malachi, and is published by, and available from, HaGefen Publishing in Israel.

This is a truly beautiful book which contains over 150 of Diana's superb illustrations. This is the first Hebrew book that I've owned and although I know that Hebrew is written from right to left, it still takes you by surprise to see the front cover on the back of the book and the back cover on the front! (if you know what I mean).
The illustrations are amazingly detailed and historically accurate. Diana has spent a lot of time researching her subject, and it shows! She has done much research into plants, trees, clothing, (civilian and military), architecture, animals, customs etc, etc, and all painted in such detail!


Volumes 1 and 2 are pictured right and together with Volume 3 complete the Old Testament. Diane asks for prayer as they continue to work on Volume 4. I'm looking forward to seeing that one too. Many thanks Diana!

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7 comments:

Paul G said...

It's difficult to see the quality of the illustrations from these small samples Graham. Would Ms. Shimon or her publisher object to a full size example of her artwork being posted on your blog?

Bible artist said...

I'll email you some samples Paul.

Paul G said...

Thanks Graham. Then I can comment.

C said...

Do you know where I could find a picture by Diana Shimon, Ezekiel and the Dry Bones?
Thank you, Cheryl

Bible artist said...

Hi Cheryl
I have a copy of this illustration which I could send you by email.
All the pictures are © HaGefen Publishing so if you wanted to do anything other than just look at it, you will need to ask for their permission. (They're very nice people).
If you go to the HaGefen site, which is in Hebrew, you can select an English version.

If you just want to see the picture let me know.

C said...

Hi Bible Artist! Yes I would love to see that picture thank you!

Bible artist said...

You will need to send me your email address.
You can send it to my email address which is on my profile.
Graham