Monday, July 12, 2010
Job Picture 18
Blake displays a (spiritual) Sun, not to be confused with the material sun which appears in Picture 21.
"And the Lord accepted Job" (Job 42:9)
"And my Servant Job shall pray for you" (Job 42:8)
Blake shows Job, his wife, and his 'friends' (or unconscious attitudes) in worship mode.
"And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends" (42:10)
In the sacrifice Job is a type of God's "only begotten son".
The open book in the lower left is illegible, but we may surmise that it's the 42nd chapter of Job. Reading it in it's entirety might give us a clearer understanding of what Blake meant, at least provide fertile ground for you own creative imagination.
When you come to the end of Job 42, you will realize that it is the end of the story of Job (but we still have three pictures to show.)