PETRA: MRS. JOB’S HOMETOWN   6 comments

I don’t want to take your attention away from my previous blog, and even the one before that, but I’ve managed to get this great photo of “The Library” at Petra from my son. For those of you who have read “Mrs. Job,” or its later update “Figs & Pomegranates & Special Cheeses,” I hope it’s of interest to see this Petra landmark. Remember that Petra is basically Edom where the biblical Book of Job is located.

Doug's Petra

6 responses to “PETRA: MRS. JOB’S HOMETOWN

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  1. Great to see. And, unless I’m mistaken, Edom is the land of Hagar and Abraham’s less favored son, Ishmael, the line through which Islam identifies itself as Abraham’s child. If only ISIS understood their history and respected it!

    Gord

  2. I am so happy each time you share. and your book showed the great talent you have for sharing in many positive genre. Keep following your own judgement and btw you never need to apologize, but the need is so great in all of us. BRAVO!

  3. My parents visited Petra 60 years ago, and raved about it for weeks. And they did not mention biblical persons at all – however is is possible to have missed it

    • I doubt they would have heard about it. It starts with being interested in Biblical Job who came from Edam which is the area where Petra now is. Also interesting, Edam is another word for Esau. All that stuff is in the addendum to “Mrs. Job” and its update “Figs & Pomegranates & Special Cheeses.” And, given that Job is fictional — part of Wisdom literature — they wouldn’t be citing him as a famous person. (Unless you believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, in which case you would believe Job really existed there.)

      Thanks for reading and commenting. (By the way, it is now 1917 in my father’s life. He’s been in the U.S. for 7 years.)

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