The Life of Miriam

Marten van Heemskerck   -  
The Eight Beatitudes: The humility of Moses

On the left, Moses, horned and holding his staff, and the Cushite woman, gesture in response to the confrontation with Aaron, wearing the priestly miter and breastplate and holding a sensor and Miriam, standing behind him. To the right, Moses, Aaron and Miriam stand at the door of the Tent of Meeting, while within is seen a glowing divine figure.  In the far background, seen between the main figures of Aaron and Cushite woman, are two scenes from the continuation of the story: below, Aaron begs Moses to spare Mriiam and above, Miriam is purified of her leprosy.


Source: Numbers 12  |  Portion: Beha`alot`kha
Engraving
The British Museum, London
Date : c. 1566
Additional creations Marten van Heemskerck
 
Creation
Garden of Eden
Cain and Abel
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham`s trials
The Patriarchal Family
The Sacrifice of Isaac
Birthright and Blessing
Jacob`s dream
Jacob`s struggles
Judah and Tamar
Joseph
The Life of Moses
The Life of Miriam
The Burning Bush
Parting of the Red Sea
Matan Torah
The Golden Calf
The Desert Wanderings
Women in the Book of Judges I
Women in the Book of Judges II
David
Elijah
Ezekiel
Jonah
The Story of Job
Song of Songs
Ruth
Esther
Alphabet
Cherubim
The Temple and the Ark