The commentaries on the books of Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testaments, made by the remarkable scholar theologian Alexander Pavlovich Lopukhin, still remain the most complete, detailed and at the same time popular interpretation of the Bible in Russian. This is not surprising, because Lopukhin was not only a brilliantly educated scientist, but also a passionate popularizer of theological literature. Lopukhin’s texts in this edition are illustrated by the works of the remarkable artist James Tissot. In his works, Tissot remained true to his main artistic principle — fidelity in detail. With the accuracy of an ethnographer, he reproduces the ornaments of the clothes of the heroes of the Bible, with the accuracy of an archaeologist, he draws the dwellings of the ancient Jews. This is why his illustrations are valuable — they allow you to literally immerse yourself in the life of old Testament characters, to see the world around them in all its historical authenticity.
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