Quotations In Context Wednesday

Today we examine

Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked will I return thither. YHWH gave, and YHWH hath taken away; blessed be the name of YHWH.

This is Job 1:21. Job is a perfect and upright man, his wealth the greatest in the east. Job is told he has lost all be owns, his servants, his seven sons and three daughters. He has nothing. Snap!

Job rends his mantle, shaves his head, falls to the ground and worships:

Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked will I return thither. YHWH gave, and YHWH hath taken away; blessed be the name of YHWH.

NOTE: Only the book of Job personifies Satan. Satan is an angel. Satan is empowered to act by and through God’s explicit direction. When God is depicted it should be understood to be a representation of the unknowable. It’s God condescending to human understanding. The angels appearing before God, especially, has a humerous undercurrent, indicating pomp and circumstance while mocking human understanding.

To know God one must be God.

NOTE: And that means God did it. Satan does not act without God’s command.

JUST FOR FUN: In what passage does Elohim create a hermaphrodite? Because he totally does.

NOTE: The use of “Elohim” signifies the text’s source. The others are Jawist, Deuteronomist, and priestly.