"The place of Marc Chagall (1889-1985) in the history of modern art is assured in part by his ability to merge elements of fantasy, folk-like imagery from his past, and his Jewish heritage into a coherent twentieth century visual style.
These combined elements function at many levels in The Bible Series: as history, prophecy, symbolism, interpretation and inspiration. Based on sacred texts of the Old Testament, Chagall's images refer to the historic struggle of mankind over generations, as exemplified in the history of the Jewish people."
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, "The Bible Illustrations of Marc Chagall" (1989). Catalogues and Gallery Guides. 70.