New Bible translations are creating even more options and acronyms: TNIV, ESV, HCSB. Getting less publicity, however, are works for people who open the Scriptures for the pictures.
|Bible Illuminated (The Supermodel Bible)|
|Description:||"A glossy magazine-style version of the Old Testament, featuring leading models pictured by the world's leading fashion photographers" (The Daily Telegraph)|
|Translation:||King James Version|
|Target ages:||15 to 30|
|Publisher:||Negotiating with Virgin|
|Publicity:||"The Bible is very sensual and we are going to exploit that. We want to take the Bible off the dusty back shelf and put it on coffee tables."|
|Biblia de los Super Heroes (Superhero Bible)|
|Description:||"A children's Bible illustrated with over 30 color pictures resembling Japanese-style cartoons" (Press release)|
|Translation:||New International Version (Spanish)|
|Target ages:||8 to 13|
|Publisher:||Zondervan (Oct. 2001)|
|Publicity:||"When you are talking about real heroes you have to go to the Word of God. Who would you like to look like? The biggest hero is Jesus."|
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The Bible Illuminated Web site says its project is trying to do what GustavÉ DorÈ did in the 1850s.
News coverage of the Bible Illuminated includes: "'Erotic' pictures to bring Bible back into fashion" (The Daily Telegraph, London, May 27, 2001)
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