“In Through a Bible Lens, Alexenberg offers us a magnificent and original approach that interconnects art, creative processes, religion and new media technologies. The book is an important contribution to the study of media and is a must read for anyone interested in our contemporary culture.” - Dr. Lucia Leao, author of The Labyrinth of Hypermedia and The Chip and the Kaleidoscope: Studies in New Media; professor of Communications and Semiotics, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Photo above is one of the 50 photos in Through a Bible Lens. It shows the author Prof. Alexenberg demonstrating that the entire Bible can be carved out of a potato. In Hebrew, the original language of the Bible, word statute is hok, a word derived from the same root as engraving, hewing or carving out. An engraved letter does not exist as a distinct entity independent of the material out of which it is carved. Hok suggests that our encounter with the Bible should be like carving letters out of everyday life to make the Bible and our lives integrally one to reveal God in our midst.