Five New Pieces of iBIBLE Storybook Art
The grand narrative of Scripture continues in storybook form as the iBIBLE Storybook, Volume 2 is underway. From Noah building the ark to the Great Flood to the Tower of Babel, Volume 2 uses the same Bible-based script to reveal God's Word. As we work toward finishing the second iBIBLE Storybook volume, we invite you to take a sneak peek at five never-before-seen images.
Featuring images based on the beautiful art found in iBIBLE, the iBIBLE Storybook series is yet another way to help the next generation and the unreached engage with God's Divine narrative.
The Wickedness of Mankind
The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
—Genesis 6:5 [ESV]
Unfortunately, there are parts of Scripture that are not as pleasant to illustrate. The idea that before the flood, "every intention of the thoughts of [mankind's] heart was only evil continually" is certainly not uplifting. But, these scenes must be illustrated as dynamically as the Scripture passages that we enjoy reading. The image above represents some of the evils of the world before the flood: idolatry, greed, and drunkenness. This sets the stage for God telling Noah to build the ark.
Gathering Food for the Ark
“Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for [the animals].” —Genesis 6:21
Can you imagine how much was needed to keep Noah’s family alive along with all of the animals they gathered during the flood? This image shows the abundance of the pre-diluvian (pre-flood) world, and what the work of gathering the food could have looked like. Here we see the wives of Shem, Ham and Japheth hard at work gathering food into baskets to bring to the ark.
The Animals Exit the Ark
“Go out from the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—that they may swarm on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.” —Genesis 8:16–17
This image was designed a bit differently than it is in the iBIBLE animated episodes so that, while it does not move, it still highlights the grandeur of the moment. You will notice that the animals exhibited a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. They leave the ark on a bright day, and Noah and his wife look on as the animals run, walk, leap, and fly out of the ark into the world.
The Growling Leopard
“The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered.” —Genesis 9:2
This new image was created to illustrate the new relationship between mankind and the animals. Even animals that are as potentially dangerous to mankind as a leopard would now fear them according to the Word of the Lord. Notice the vivid colors and the dynamic mood of the scene as the leopard bares his teeth.
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” —Genesis 11:4
Nimrod is center stage in this image, and the people gather all around with shouts of joy concerning his new “great” plan. This new society specifically chose not follow God’s command to “fill the earth.” This, of course, ended with God’s judgment.
We hope you enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at new iBIBLE Storybook art! To read more about the process we use to create these images, click here.
Thank you for supporting iBIBLE as we continue to write, produce, and distribute new chapters and storybooks. We estimate that there will be approximately 50 iBIBLE Storybook volumes when iBIBLE is completed, making this series of storybooks the most comprehensive Biblical narrative available in storybook form. And each iBIBLE Storybook will also be available to translate into the languages of the world. Please pray with us as we work toward this goal, and prayerfully consider joining us as an iBIBLE Producer.