Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Burning Castle of Thorns

This is what I do at 1:00 in the morning.


I marry Tanakh ideas to one another.

3 comments:

Malka said...

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Chana said...

Birah Doleket + Burning Bush= Painting

The idea being that both of these scenarios are where people first encountered God. Avraham encounters God by the Birah Doleket; he sees the burning castle and says, "Could this castle be burning without there being an owner?" Moshe sees the burning bush and that is when he meets God. Also, I think the ideas are meant to be echoes of one another.

Malka said...

Oh! I couldn't place Birah Doleket. Very interesting conflation. I think when I learnt that Midrash, my teacher said that doleket means burning, but in this case, some say that it means "lit". I think. But as I said, your point is tre cool.
Also, did I ever tell you about Simi Peters' "Learning to Read Midrash"? I think that you would very much enjoy it.
http://yulib.mc.yu.edu:8000/cgi-bin/gw/yulis?sessionid=200908201909462244698&skin=portal&lng=en&inst=consortium&host=localhost%2b2222%2bDEFAULT&search=KEYWORD&function=CARDSCR&sourcescreen=COPVOLSCR&elementcount=3&t1=Learning%20to%20Read%20Midrash&u1=4&op1=0&pos=1&itempos=1&rootsearch=KEYWORD