A man named Noah lived in a time when the world and all the people in it were very evil. Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Noah and his family were the only ones who were following God. God decided it was time to destroy the world and all the evil people in it. He instructed Noah to build an ark, a large boat. He gave specific dimensions and materials to be used. He told Noah to bring his wife, his sons, their wives, and a male and female of each species of animal. When the ark was ready, the rain began to fall. It rained 40 days and 40 nights. The entire earth was covered even the mountains and all inhabitants not in the ark died. When the rain ended and the flood waters began to recede, Noah sent out a dove to find land. He did this multiple times until the dove returned with an olive branch. Eventually the waters receded and the family and animals left the ark. God promised never to destroy the earth and mankind again. He sent a rainbow as a symbol of that promise.
The Bible Art Library is a collection of commissioned biblical paintings. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, under a work-for-hire contract, artist Jim Padgett created illustrations for 208 Bible stories encompassing the entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation. There are over 2200 high-quality, colorful, and authentic illustrations.
The illustrations are high quality, biblically and culturally accurate, supporting the reality of the stories and bringing them to life. They can be used to enhance communication of Bible stories in printed, video, digital, and/or audio forms.