Thursday, April 29, 2010

Yabba-dabba-Job

The beautiful picture book called The Wonder of it All: The Creation Account According to the Book of Job isn't terribly deep - it certainly doesn't notice that the sequence of topics makes God's speeches more of an "uncreation" (Newsom, 243) in comparison to the Genesis accounts. But it does offer - rather subtly - a quite novel interpretation of the Behemoth, a great creature that Job was obviously familiar with. Can you see it, the triceratops at lower left? And its fellow dinosaur buddy at upper right? So that's why the introduction insisted: The climax of its [the Book of Job's] message, though unexpected, is intensely practical, with special relevance to the needs of God's people in these days of widespread humanism and evolutionary scientism!

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