The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament
Brendan Powell Smith
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NOTE TO PARENTS: This book is intended for older children, teens and adults. For younger children, please search Amazon for The Brick Bible for Kids series of picture books.
"The Good Book" meets "The Brick"
Brendan Powell Smith has spent the last decade creating nearly 5,000 scenes from the bible--with Legos. His wonderfully original sets are featured on his website thebricktestament.com, but for the first time 1,400 photographs of these creative designs--depicting the Old Testament from Earth's creation to the Books of Kings--are brought together in book format. The Holy Bible is complex; sometimes dark, and other times joyous, and Smith's masterful work is a far cry from what a small child might build. The beauty of The Brick Bible is that everyone, from the devout to nonbelievers, will find something breathtaking, fascinating, or entertaining within this collection. Smith's subtle touch brings out the nuances of each scene and makes you reconsider the way you look at Legos--it's something that needs to be seen to be believed.
1,400 full-color photographs
(This product is not sponsored, authorized, or endorsed by the LEGO company.)
ATTACKED JERUSALEM. THEY CAPTURED IT AND KILLED EVERYONE WHO LIVED THERE. AND THEY BURNED IT TO THE GROUND. THE MEN OF JUDAH AND THE MEN OF SIMEON THEN ATTACKED THE CANAANITES WHO LIVED IN ZEPHATH. AND THEY COMPLETELY ANNIHILATED THEM. YAHWEH WAS WITH THE MEN OF JUDAH AS THEY TOOK POSSESSION OF THE HIGHLANDS. BUT THEY COULD NOT CONQUER THE PEOPLE FROM THE PLAINS. BECAUSE THE PEOPLE FROM THE PLAINS HAD IRON CHARIOTS. AFTER JOSHUA'S GENERATION DIED, A NEW GENERATION AROSE THAT DID NOT KNOW
BENJAMINITES KILLED ANOTHER 18,000 ISRAELITES. THEN THE ISRAELITES WENT TO BETHEL AND ASKED YAHWEH, ‘SHOULD WE ATTACK OUR BROTHERS THE BENJAMINITES AGAIN, OR SHOULD WE STOP?’ YAHWEH SAID, ‘ATTACK! TOMORROW I WILL HAND THEM OVER TO YOU.’ THE NEXT DAY THE ISRAELITES ATTACKED THE BENJAMINITES, AND THE ISRAELITES KILLED 25,100 BENJAMINITE SWORDS-MEN, AND THE BENJAMINITES SAW THAT THEY WERE DEFEATED. SIX HUNDRED SURVIVORS FLED INTO THE DESERT TO THE ROCK OF RIMMON WHERE THEY STAYED FOR FOUR
DISTRESSED AND HID THEMSELVES IN CAVES, THICKETS, ROCKS, WELLS, AND CISTERNS. SAUL REMAINED AT GILGAL WITH HIS TROOPS QUIVERING IN FEAR. NOW, HE HAD BEEN WAITING SEVEN DAYS FOR SAMUEL TO ARRIVE - THE AMOUNT OF TIME SAMUEL HAD TOLD HIM TO WAIT. BUT SAMUEL DID NOT COME TO GILGAL. SEEING THE ARMY DESERTING, AND THAT SAMUEL HAD NOT ARRIVED AT THE TIME HE WAS SUPPOSED TO, SAUL FELT OBLIGED TO OFFER THE BURNT SACRIFICE HIMSELF. JUST AS HE FINISHED THE BURNT OFFERING, SAMUEL ARRIVED AND SAID, ‘WHAT
AND SAID, ‘WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME? WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME SHE WAS YOUR WIFE? WHY DID YOU SAY “SHE IS MY SISTER” SO THAT I TOOK HER AS A WIFE?’ ‘HERE IS YOUR WIFE! TAKE HER AND GO!’ AND THEY SENT ABRAM AWAY WITH HIS WIFE AND ALL HIS POSSESSIONS. SOMETIME LATER, THE WORD OF YAHWEH CAME TO ABRAM IN A VISION: ‘DO NOT BE AFRAID, ABRAM. I AM YOUR SHIELD, AND YOUR REWARD SHALL BE VERY LARGE.’ ‘LOOK UP AND COUNT THE STARS IF YOU CAN. SO SHALL YOUR OFFSPRING BE.’ ‘I AM YAHWEH WHO BROUGHT YOU OUT OF
SPOKE TO HER HEART SHECHEM SAID TO HIS FATHER HAMOR, ‘ACQUIRE THIS YOUNG WOMAN FOR ME AS A WIFE.’ SO HAMOR WENT TO JACOB TO TALK WITH HIM. WHEN JACOB'S SONS HEARD ABOUT THIS, THEY CAME IN FROM THE FIELD. HAMOR SAID TO THEM, ‘MY SON SHECHEM IS DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH YOUR DAUGHTER. PLEASE GIVE HER TO HIM AS A WIFE. INTERMARRY WITH US. GIVE YOUR DAUGHTERS TO US, AND TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS FOR YOURSELVES.’ THE SONS OF JACOB SAID, ‘WE CAN CONSENT ONLY ON ONE CONDITION: THAT YOU BECOME LIKE US AND HAVE