Various aspects of Moses' character and role in the Torah and in later Jewish tradition are treated by artists, each of whom imagines Moses in accordance with the beliefs of their times, communities and religions.
The story of Cain and Abel is the first in a series of tales of fraternal rivalry in the book of Genesis. It has attracted much attention from Jewish, Christian and Muslim artists, who express their understandings of the meaning of the story in the details of their artwork
The eccentric character, Elijah the prophet, is the subject of much Jewish, Christian and Muslim artwork, sometimes linked to biblical stories and often to later midrashim and interpretations of his adventures.
Among the paintings in the synagogue of Dura Europos, special place is given to the prophet Ezekiel's visions, and especially to the Valley of Dry Bones. How did the Durene artist imagine the prophet's extraordinary vision and its meaning for this 3rd century community?
Fraternal rivalry and inheritance, two of the major themes of Genesis, are treated extensively in the story of Jacob and Esau. Artists have depicted their relationship in a variety of ways, often influenced by literary midrash, which casted Esau as a villain
The story of the Golden Calf is the archetype of the widespread phenomenon of idolatry in biblical times. How have artists related to the account? As moral degeneracy, or as an understandable reaction to the fears and uncertainty of the new nation under trying circumstances?
The splitting of the Red Sea and its crossing by the people of Israel is the culmination of their escape from the bondage in Egypt. How have artists pictured the miracle itself, the role of the people and the role of Moses?
The various descriptions of the creation/formation of human beings in Genesis have been treated extensively by artists, expressing their different readings of the biblical narratives as well as various midrashic sources.