Heavenly Art (by Yehuda Rotblum) shines a light upon Negev Desert cultures through interpretation of Negev rock art.
In the early days the sky were imagined as the world of gods. People tried to read the heavenly messages manifested above by the glittering stars. The heaven held the hope of eternal life and people wished to create such for themselves on earth.
The book reconstructs the beliefs of the Negev Desert people through Myths and Astronomy as influenced by ancient Egypt and Sumer. The rock art are just a reflections of these beliefs. The book solves the puzzle of rock art in the Negev Desert , Israel. It is based on the interpretation of common myths and drawings, from cylinder seals, from the fertile crescent cultures. It may be stated that: Deciphering rock art, in essence, decodes the ancient beliefs.
The rock art deciphered illuminates how early man envisioned Creation, invented the first Calendar, and expressed his desire to reach Paradise. The book Heavenly Art available on line .