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The anointing of Jesus displayed using Egli figures.

Egli-Figuren ("Egli figures" or Biblische Erzählfiguren) are a type of doll with movable limbs, originating in Switzerland in 1964, and popular in German Christian circles for telling Bible stories.[1] The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Biblische Figuren ABF e.V. is one of the oldest associations promoting the puppets.[2]


  1. ^ Alsenz, Claudia & Stefan: Arbeitsbuch Biblische Erzählfiguren. Geschichten der Bibel kreativ gestalten. Wuppertal: Brockhaus 1999.
  2. ^ What are Biblical Puppets? - Startseite "ABF eV is the oldest association formed to enhance work with the movable Biblical puppets. The ABF is ecumenically oriented and works on the basis of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen ACK (Union of Christian Churches UCC)."