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.

Jeremiah-calling-Chagall

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.

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.