2009 collage, watercolour
The parsha read on Rosh HaShanah; Vayera 21:30-31
“And Abimelech said to Abraham, “What are these seven ewe lambs, which you have placed by themselves? And he said, “For these seven ewe lambs you shall take from my hand, in order that it be to me for a witness that I dug this well.””
This passage is illustrated with seven sheep and a well for each sheep. Sheva means ‘seven’ and it means ‘oath’, this passage is the connection between those two meanings of the word. The sheep are the sacrifice to seal the oath and the well is the proof that the land can be used by Avraham and his descendants.
- Hand colouring