Shimmering with gold and rich color, Debra Band's illuminated Hebrew/English paintings illustrate three biblical stories of Jewish biblical women who stood up at crucial moments to take actions that not only preserved the young nation of Israel but also shaped its character. Truly a Jewish study bible—with exquisite art—Arise! Arise! interprets the tales of biblical Deborah, Ruth and Hannah through imagery drawn from Jewish lore, academic bible studies, archeology and science, creating an aesthetically luscious and intellectually vibrant visual midrash of these three women's tales from the Hebrew Bible. Debra Band’s commentaries on every painting offer clear explanations of their symbolism and spiritual meaning. Literary commentary by renowned scholar of Hebrew literature, Arnold J. Band, helps readers fully enjoy the skill of the biblical authors.