Friday, July 16, 2010
Job Picture 20
"How precious are thy daughters unto me O God how great is the sum of them" (Psalm 139:17)
The upper corners outside of the picture denote luxury: grape vines with two couples in close harmony.
Beneath we see two musical instruments.
"And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. (Job 42:15) (This was unheard of in Hebrew culture.)
The prominence of women in this picture reflects a change in God's psyche toward the gentler sex (that is, the vision of God which some Hebrews had). Sophia has reappeared. (Read the 8th chapter of Proverbs.)
In the background are Job's remembrance of the nightmares he has lived through.
At the bottom another quote from Psalm 139:
"If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there." (verse 8) At that point instead of simply quoting from the Bible Job spoke from Experience; he had been both places.
At the very bottom some may see the old man-killing serpent; he's still around, just as he is today. (Depending upon your Experience you may or may not see this.)