Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Job Picture 19

Picture 19:
Above the Picture: Job 38:41 "41Who provideth for the raven his food"

And I Samuel 2:7 "7The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up."

Below the picture: Job 42:11:
"Everyone also gave him a piece of Money"

42:11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold."
(The Jerusalem Bible says, "each of them gave him a silver coin, and each a gold ring").
Carl Jung said a gold ring is an emblem of the union of opposites in the psyche, like bringing the old repressed negative stuff into consciousness where something can be done about it.

Note a field of ripe corn in the background.

Below the picture you may see a smaller picture with two human figures, perhaps symbolic of the brotherhood of man.

And below the two figures this quote from
Psalm 136:23"who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever"

Quoting Edinger (page 69) "Job's fortunes have not only been restored but there has also been an enlargement of the personality as a result of the encounter with the 'numinosum'. As Jung puts it "the widening of the consciousness is at first upheaval and darkness, then a broadening out of man to the whole man."

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