This new series explores the world's greatest paintings depicting scenes from the Bible. Containing sumptuous photographs of great works of art, these arresting books dramatically evoke the lives of major biblical figures. For thousands of years the stories of Moses's life and struggles have inspired some of the greatest art in the western world. From Moses's miraculous rescue from the River Nile, to the parting of the Red Sea and the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt, these Old Testament stories have provided a common foundation and inspiration for artists of different eras. Moses - A life in pictures presents carefully selected works of art. Some are famous works on a grand scale, such as Raphael's Receiving the Tables of the Law, but there are also lesser known masterpieces. The text provides the framework to each picture, with clear headings, biblical quotations and explanations. Each painting also has a black line drawing to pinpoint key elements in greater detail. A section with artists' biographies gives the reader a wider understanding of major artists' lives and work.
The book contains a timeline, contents, a glossary and index to make this title an easily navigable non-fiction text.