The-Dream goes back to the biblical days for his cover of his upcoming free digital-only album ‘Terius Nash Est. 1977.’

The bronze-colored artwork, which appears to have a hidden clock face in it, creatively borrows from artist Lorenzo Ghiberti’s sculpture which portrays stories of Adam and Eve, David and Goliath and Jacob and Esau.

We can only assume this symbolism mean that The-Dream is starting from scratch -- or in a biblical sense, he's starting from "Genesis" with his new sound. As for the David and Goliath imagery, that symbolizes Dream’s ongoing fight against the Goliath record label in order to release his new music to his fans... Or maybe we are just thinking way too much into the singer's CD artwork.

In any case, The-Dream’s 10-track collection is scheduled to the Internet by the end of August. The set's first single is called 'Form of Flattery.' "[It's] very personal and to my fans!” tweeted Dream about the digital album. Apparently, the collection is a teaser before he officially drops his fourth studio effort, 'The Love, IV: Diary of a Madman,' later this year.

We also have to admit that the biblical artwork reminds us a little of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s elaborate gold-colored classical artwork for ‘Watch the Throne.’

Well, if you love cover art, then peep our list of the 10 Worst Album Covers of 2011. This is a good primer for artists on what not to do with their album artwork.

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