The Old Testament and the Fine Arts Author:Cynthia Pearl Maus This giant anthology of world-famous pictures, poetry, music and stories inspired by the great themes of the Old Testament is a long-awaited and much-welcomed book. — Like its famous predecessor CHRIST AND THE FINE ARTS, it brings together all the rich resources of art and literature bearing upon a significant part of the Bible. — Right from the G... more »enesis story of creation through to the return of the remnant to Jerusalem, the work of the scribes, and the awaiting of the Messiah--the high lights of the Old Testament are re-told. There are six parts: on the Pentateuch; the periods of Joshua and the Judges; the Kingdoms of Saul, David and Solomon; the Kingdom of Israel; the Kingdom of Judah; the fall of Judah, the Exile and the Return.
Here are the works of the masters--some familiar, some rarely seen--together with the works of contemporary artists, the result of long and careful search among art centers of the world and their publications. Matched with them are the poems and prose works which further interpret the matchless stories of the Bible. Music, from the simple folk songs to the great oratorios, rounds out this anthology on the fine arts built on Old Testament themes.« less