He has calmed the sea with his might, and by his wisdom the whale has been overthrown. And the barriers of heaven fear him, and by a command he has slain the apostate dragon. (Book of Job chapter 26:12 – 13 – english translation of the Greek, Septuagint Bible)
The film “Noah” had its premiere over the world (not everywhere, though ) a few days ago, and also in Sweden.
Who knows? Maybe Shem and Japheth change their mind before they reach their seats…
Anyhow, three versions of Noah now makes some impression upon me. The Coran version, the Bible version and the version in this actual movie, made by Darren Aronofsky. The Bible, which I believe gives the true picture, have left us with quite a short story, a few chapters, where there are not so few riddles.
In contrast with the Coran, where Noah is presented as “an obvious warner” (chapter 71) , the Bible first presents him with these words: “And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, ‘This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed’.” ( Genesis 5:28 – 29) It seems as the Coran have done more than even the Bible to shape the common idea about Noah as “a warner”, who went around and told people about the flood, and that they must prepare for it. There is something to it.
I intended to read through the Books of J R R Tolkien about the Ring once again. I’ve already read the first book, until the second part of it, the fourth chapter. It seems as I have not the power to read any further. “Caradhras had defeated them“
Some about Tolkien, some about Tolokonnikova. Is this what my blogging is about? No, I haven’t forgot the Book of Job. But…