BEGINNINGS: An Art Journey Through Genesis

About Beginnings - Jewish Biblical Art Calendar 2016-2017

A New Look at a familiar book

Genesis Calendar Genesis may be the most familiar book of the Bible for readers worldwide, significant for Jews, Christians and Muslims who embrace the narrative of the BEGINNINGS of the world and God’s relationship with humankind. As the universe begins in fits and starts and as the history of humanity begins with successes and epic fails, the book called in Hebrew Beresheet (“in the beginning”) teaches us about our Creator as well as much about ourselves.

The paintings in this calendar are part of Steffi Rubin’s “Painting Journey Through Genesis,” which began last year after she completed her work for our Gospel of Matthew project, “Multitudes.” Multitudes continues to tour the world with exhibits of her paintings along with the accompanying coffee table book that includes the text of the gospel and the striking images that reveal it to be a most Jewish book. Following that commission, Steffi decided to jump into Genesis as a devotional project. We have included sixteen of our favorite works in this calendar. View the Genesis Calendar


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Steffi Geiser Rubin painted all of the original paintings used in this Jewish biblical art calendar.

This art is available for purchase directly from Steffi's website: Steffi Rubin Jewish Art


Genesis Art

About the Artist

Steffi Photo Steffi Geiser Rubin was commissioned by Jews for Jesus to create the art for “Multitudes.” Originally from the Bronx, Steffi grew up with a strong Jewish background. In January of 1971 she encountered a man named Moishe Rosen at a Bible study on the UC Berkeley campus. “What do you think God wants from you?” Moishe asked her. A few days later, after reading the four Gospels (the eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ life), Steffi decided to put her faith in Yeshua (Jesus). After becoming a believer in Yeshua she completed her undergraduate education at Simpson Bible College in San Francisco. She also became one of the founding members of Jews for Jesus.

The early days of Jews for Jesus provided abundant opportunities for her to use her gifts in art, writing, drama and music, including traveling with the first Liberated Wailing Wall music team, to serve God. More recently, Steffi completed a Masters’ degree in Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew Institute of Towson University. The opportunity to create art to illustrate the Gospel of Matthew in conjunction with Jews for Jesus so many years later feels like a full-circle experience. Steffi currently enjoys life in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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