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Martin Luther always wanted an illustrated Bible that can be studied by anyone. Even though many have tried to accomplish this mission – “The Wiedmann Bible” exceeds all existing versions.
With its 3,333 hand-painted images it can be considered the world’s longest Bible illustration. The artist Willy Wiedmann kept his work hidden in his archive for decades. It finally debuted at the Evangelical Church Congress in Stuttgart in June 2015. The visitors were amazed. Especially because with this Bible illiterates and people with reading disabilities or people that come together from different countries can study the Bible together.

This woman could not believe what she just discovered – watch her reaction!

Even though “The Wiedmann Bible” does not need the help of any verses to be studied, the artist added comments to his work for us to understand what he was painting which are now available in the Ebook in English as well. However, as always we are not done with our mission yet. More exciting additions are coming soon.

This short documentary is mind blowing

We are excited to announce that “The World’s Longest Painted Bible – The Wiedmann Bible” film has debuted on youtube. Starting today you can watch our short documentary about the German Evangelical Church Conference in Stuttgart.  The attendees were amazed, some even speechless. The were not prepared for what they would experience when they entered the room. They had an idea but did not expect such a monumental piece of work.

Of course we were asked a lot of questions such as: “Is it true that only one man created all those hand-pictures all by himself?” or “Which materials did Willy Wiedmann use while painting the world’s longest Bible?”

Some were so impressed they returned several times with their friends and families. “The Wiedmann Bible” fascinated young and old people as well as Bible experts equally.

See yourself in our sneak peak:

Find the complete film here:  The Wiedmann Bible – A Documentary

Christian Music or the Devil’s Work? 

They have tattoos and piercings all over their bodies, play loud music, and shout their message out to the world. Although their music does not sound like the one a Christian band would play, they are.

In fact: P.O.D. (Payable on Death) is considered to be one of, if not THE, most successful Christian rock/rap metal band of all times. On August 21st P.O.D. will release their latest album “The Awakening“.  On their website singer and lyricist Sonny Sandoval states:

“The Awakeningis meant to be listened to in its entirety… Every song ultimately explores a character dealing with life, making mistakes, fighting, trying. But we also live in a singles-type world, and it works on that level, too.”1

The featured song on their new album is called This Goes Out To You.

It is about respect and that we have to earn the same because respect is not something which is simply given to us.

P.O.D. was formed back in 1992 in San Diego, California. The name „Payable On Death“ is tied to the Christian theology and reflects that all of our debts have been payed for with Jesus dying on the Cross. Despite their lyrics and name they do not identify themselves officially as a Christian band but more a rock band that loves God.  And this is where the critics come in. They say P.O.D.’s songs are anything but religious.  During an interview with the Rolling Stones Magazine the band states, however, that:

 „There’s a thousand different definitions of what a Christian is, but we don’t feel like there are any lines.“2

They have their own way of believing in God. Just as Willy Wiedmann did which you can see in his life work The Wiedmann Bible. Some Christians might be surprised about how his hand-painted pictures reflect the Word of God. In order to create the world’s longest painted Bible he studied over 40 different versions of the Holy Scriptures and included this knowledge into this paintings. However, you should make up your own opinion. Download the free “The Wiedmann Bible” app and let us know what you think.

Sources: 

1 payableondeath.com

2 Rolling Stone, Dec. 14-21, 2000, p. 102

Illegal Bible Prints

The World's Longest Painted Bible

Printing the Holy Scriptures is considered being illegal? Well not anymore but in old colonial America it was. The British government regulated the printing in the English language very strictly. ThereforeBibles had to be imported from Britain. One was only allowed to print it if they had a license from the king. Those licenses, however, were only granted to three institutions: Oxford and Cambridge University press and a printer in Scotland.

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Did You Know?

Interesting Facts about The World’s Longest Painted Bible:

3,333 Images does “The Wiedmann Bible” include.

9,13 Years will it take for you to share the complete “Wiedmann Bible” with  friends and family until you start from the beginning, if you send one picture per day.

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The world’s longest painted Bible unveiled

For decades the world’s longest painted Bible was hidden in an archive – now it will be released for the very first time.

Jesus was light and dark skinned at the same time. A pretty unusual statement, and some might disagree. However, this is exactly what this Bible is all about. It shows that the Holy Scriptures are supposed to be for everyone, and not to segregate humans! ” The Wiedmann Bible” is free of typical stereotypes. So forget what you have learned about the Bible so far.

Buch Jesus Christus Bild 184

The artist, Willy Wiedmann, studied 40 versions of the Holy Scriptures, and implemented this knowledge into his paintings. Over a period of 16 years Wiedmann created something entirely new that has never existed before with intention to male people think, use their own fantasy, discuss the Bible on a whole new level. He treasured up his life’s work. Unfortunately, Willy Wiedmann was not able to make his dream come true – to share it with the world.

The World's longest Painted Bible

Therefore no one has ever seen the complete Bible until now! His His children took on the task of making their father’s last wish come true. The Wiedmann Bible will be presented to the public for the very first time at the “Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag” in Stuttgart June 3rd – June 6th.