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Biblical Beasts and Monsters

Biblical Beasts and Monsters is a kind of gallery of fantastic creatures that appear on the pages of the holy book of Judaism and Christianity.

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Author
Bartłomiej Grzegorz Sala
Graphic design
Błażej Ostoja Lniski
Format
165 × 235 mm
Pages
64
Number of images
12
ISBN
978-83-7576-413-0
EAN
9788375764130
Binding
Hardcover
Issue number
I
Year of publication
2019
Language
Polish

Biblical Beasts and Monsters is a kind of gallery of fantastic creatures that appear on the pages of the holy book of Judaism and Christianity. While working on the book, Bartłomiej Grzegorz Sala took into account eleven historical and contemporary Polish translations of the Bible used by various religious factions, because alongside imprecise translations, the number of Biblical monsters has grown. In order to provide a comprehensive description, the author also looked into the barely known apocrypha — ancient Jewish and Christian books written at the same time as the proper Biblical texts, which were ultimately not included in any of the canons of scripture. As a result, the book contains over 60 types of fantastic creatures that appear in the canonical books and their different translations as well as apocryphal literature, collected in one place and described with words stemming from 77 ancient texts accompanied with the author’s comments explaining the origin of each creature and making it easier to make one’s way in the world of the Bible, ancient Judaism and Christianity, the world which often made use of the motifs of terrifying beasts, scary monsters and other supernatural beings in order to illustrate truths of the faith in a vivid way.

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Biblical Beasts and Monsters

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