Perhaps the greatest literary work of all time, the Bible, with its stories, poetry, and teachings, has guided countless generations through the glories and travails of life on Earth. Designed to bring the wisdom of centuries to a wide audience, The Illustrated Hebrew Bible is a beautiful collection of the most compelling stories from this ancient text. This elegant volume includes 40 selections from the Torah and 35 from Prophets and Writings, beginning with Genesis ( the creation of the world) and continuing through Isreael’s history of strife and celebration, and ending with the return of her people from exile into the Promised Land. Retold in lyrical, accessible language that captures the true rhythm and dramatic power of the original Hebrew, these writings are enhanced by images from illuminated manuscripts, ancient artifacts, radiant synagogue mosaics, paintings by Renaissance masters, and others, including William Blake, Marc Chagall, Jack Levine, and Harry Lieberman. This richly illustrated book will delight and inspire the readers of these timeless stories. The Illustrated Hebrew Bible will be a cherished addition to any family library.