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40 years of active presence

Sunday, October 1, 2023

    The religious illustrator

    NS devoted time and efforts to illustrate religious issues in an artistic and original way. In this section we present some works from his collection of Misle’ (Proverbs), which was published in a folio with 12 woodcuts prints, titled Proverbs. Two other individual woodcuts concerning Abraham and King David are also presented.

    The Book of Proverbs (Misle’, מִשְלֵי) is a book in the third section (Ketuvim) of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and also a book of the Christian Old Testament. The Book’s verses concern the values of human life, of which wisdom is the most important. The fear of God is regarded as the beginning of the human wisdom. Nikos Stavroulakis chose for his folio twelve topics in correspondence with the relevant verses, which are included in the contents of the folio. All verses come from the Jewish Publication Society’s 1917 edition of the Hebrew Bible in English.