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Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by brobobby, Mar 31, 2004.
Are these animals references or symbolic of demoniac activity? Please help me.
They're animals that don't ordinarly live around occupied sites. Edom is devastated and returned to its natural state. The biblical equivalent of "nuking it into glass," IMO.
For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah, And a great slaughter in the land of Edom. 7 The wild oxen shall come down with them, And the young bulls with the mighty bulls; Their land shall be soaked with blood, And their dust saturated with fatness." 8 For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
9 Its streams shall be turned into pitch, And its dust into brimstone; Its land shall become burning pitch. 10 It shall not be quenched night or day; Its smoke shall ascend forever. From generation to generation it shall lie waste; No one shall pass through it forever and ever. 11 But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it, Also the owl and the raven shall dwell in it. And He shall stretch out over it The line of confusion and the stones of emptiness. 12 They shall call its nobles to the kingdom, But none shall be there, and all its princes shall be nothing. 13 And thorns shall come up in its palaces, Nettles and brambles in its fortresses; It shall be a habitation of jackals, A courtyard for ostriches. 14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the jackals, And the wild goat shall bleat to its companion; Also the night creature shall rest there, And find for herself a place of rest. 15 There the arrow snake shall make her nest and lay eggs And hatch, and gather them under her shadow; There also shall the hawks be gathered, Every one with her mate. 16 "Search from the book of the Lord, and read: Not one of these shall fail; Not one shall lack her mate. For My mouth has commanded it, and His Spirit has gathered them. 17 He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it among them with a measuring line. They shall possess it forever; From generation to generation they shall dwell in it."
Read the entire thing in context. It is talking about turning Edom into a wasteland.
Aufra is exactly right. This referring about utter destruction. The deserts and wastelands were thought of as being inhabited by demons.
Sorry, I meant to saying referring TO! Oops.
Oxen-utter distruction(now that's poetry for ya)
Ever been in a stampede?
This is definately refering to the Destruction of Edom, but the animal reference is symbolic of the military men of Edom.
Same type of symbolism is used in the Psalm refering to our Lord on the Cross when he said, "I am compassed about by Bulls of Bashan."
This is a reference to "The Lord's Campaign" at the end of the trib. I talk about it on my site
(http://www.geocities.com/jesterbr549/index.html) on the Theology Page.