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Vol. 50 no. 2: Fall 2016

Blake’s Priestly Blessing: God Blesses Job—Postscript

  • Abraham Samuel Shiff
15 September 2016
15 Sep. 2016


G. E. Bentley, Jr.’s report of a newly discovered book owned by Blake, The History of the Present Jews, prompts this postscript to my article “Blake’s Priestly Blessing: God Blesses Job,” where I argue that Blake incorporated into his artwork the hand gesture that is integral to the Jewish synagogue ritual of the priestly blessing.