Visu­al Arts

Arise! Arise! Deb­o­rah, Ruth and Hannah

  • From the Publisher
December 3, 2012

Shim­mer­ing with gold and rich col­or, Debra Band’s illu­mi­nat­ed paint­ings present three bib­li­cal sto­ries of women who stood up at cru­cial moments to take actions that not only pre­served the nascent nation of Israel but also shaped its char­ac­ter. Inter­pret­ing the tales through imagery drawn from Jew­ish lore, aca­d­e­m­ic bible stud­ies, archae­ol­o­gy, and sci­ence, Band offers an aes­thet­i­cal­ly lus­cious and intel­lec­tu­al­ly vibrant visu­al midrash of these three women’s tales of the Hebrew Bible and com­pelling expla­na­tions of the sym­bol­ism and mean­ing of each paint­ing. Lit­er­ary com­men­tary by renowned schol­ar of Hebrew lit­er­a­ture, Arnold J. Band, helps read­ers ful­ly enjoy the skill of the bib­li­cal authors.

This glow­ing vol­ume offers not only pure enjoy­ment, but also a superb source for bib­li­cal text study and chant­i­ng. Arise! Arise! Deb­o­rah, Ruth and Han­nah makes an unfor­get­table gift for the bat mitz­vah, wed­dings and count­less celebrations…or just for one’s own pleasure.

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