She began by analyzing the religious symbolism contained in the frontispieces of the first editions of the King James Bible. The majority of the lecture focused on the broader history of bible illustration and how it led up to the printing of the King James Bible, which has no substantial illustrations but drew from many traditions of imagery, layout and script in bible production. This fit in with the role of the image, not so much as a replacement for text, but as an aid to be "read" and meditated upon for better understanding of the text.
Interested in learning more about the King James Bible? Join us for Dr. Curtis Gruenler's lecture on 1 Corinthians 13:12 on Thursday, March 15th at 3:00 in the Rare Book Room.
-- Jessica Hronchek, Research Librarian