Handwriting the Bible

"With the invention of the printing press, the traditional hand copying of the Bible came to an end!
Or did it?

Today some are taking up the ancient practice for their own personal devotion, and once again writing the Bible by hand! For some, it is their defining life's work!

In 2015, a 78-year-old Italian man, Dino Mazzoli, wanting “to do something unique” to express his faith. He completed a painstaking project with literally thousands of illustrations embedded in his handwritten text of the Old and New Testament.

It took 10 years of committing to working throughout each day to copy the words to paper. He used pens and watercolors for his illustrations and collages, beautifully emulating the works of master artists such as Matisse, Picasso, and Cezanne in over 5,000 illustrations of scenes from the Bible.

Engage with the Bible—in all its unique expressions!"

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