The Wiedmann Bible

German musician and visual artist Willy Wiedmann became known in the 20th century for his gallery displaying remarkable works of art never seen before in Germany. In 2000, after 16 years of work, he completed a visual narrative of the entire Bible that contains exactly 3,333 images in 19 leporellos (or accordion-style books) measuring nearly a MILE in length! Wiedmann combined his love of the Bible with his love of art, intending to share it with the public, but he died before realizing that vision. When his son, Martin, reopened the gallery in 2013, he discovered four aluminum boxes containing the leporellos. He fulfilled his father’s vision of bringing the Bible to the public. The Wiedmann Bible is currently on display at Museum of the Bible.

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