The Calling of Jeremiah

Marc Chagall, Calling of Jeremiah, 1958. Lithograph. Musée national Marc Chagall, Nice.

In this lithograph Chagall depicts the commissioning of Jeremiah. Like Isaiah, Jeremiah is prepared for prophecy by a divine touch on the mouth. The angel also gestures for the prophet to go wherever God sends him and speak whatever God commands him.


Characteristic of a deity (a god or goddess).

An inspired message related by a prophet; also, the process whereby a prophet relates inspired messages to others.

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