What does biblia pauperum mean?

Definitions for biblia pauperum

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word biblia pauperum.


  1. Biblia pauperum

    The Biblia pauperum was a tradition of picture Bibles beginning probably with Ansgar, and a common printed block-book in the later Middle Ages to visualize the typological correspondences between the Old and New Testaments. Unlike a simple "illustrated Bible", where the pictures are subordinated to the text, these Bibles placed the illustration in the centre, with only a brief text or sometimes no text at all. Words spoken by the figures in the miniatures could be written on scrolls coming out of their mouths. To this extent one might see parallels with modern cartoon strips. The tradition is a further simplification of the Bible moralisée tradition, which was similar but with more text. Like these, the Biblia pauperum was usually in the local vernacular language, rather than Latin.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Biblia Pauperum

    a book consisting of some 50 leaves, with pictures of scenes in the Life of Christ, and explanatory inscriptions, printed, from wooden blocks, in the 15th century, and before the invention of printing by movable types.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of biblia pauperum in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of biblia pauperum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of biblia pauperum

  1. biblia pauperumbiblia pauperumbiblia pauperum


Find a translation for the biblia pauperum definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these biblia pauperum definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"biblia pauperum." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 22 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/biblia pauperum>.

Are we missing a good definition for biblia pauperum? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for biblia pauperum:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.