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14 And he called [qara'] the name [shem] of the
first ['echad], Jemima [Yamiymah]; and the name [shem] of the
second [sheniy], Kezia [Qatsiy`ah]; and the name [shem] of the
third [shaliyshiy], Kerenhappuch [Qeren
15 And in all the land ['erets] were no women ['ishshah]
found [matsa'] so fair [yapheh] as the daughters [bath] of
Job ['Iyowb]: and their father ['ab] gave [nathan] them
inheritance [nachalah] among [tavek] their brethren ['ach]. KJV-Interlinear
14 And he named the first
Jemimah, and the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. 15 And in all the land no women were found so
fair as Job's daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their
These three names, of Jobs daughters, imply either
sweetness or beauty. The name of the
first daughter, Jemimah, means day or beauty of the day.This signifies the beauty of the light of
day, following the darkness and dreariness of the night just finished.
Job has come out of a horrendous period of suffering,
and generally, when folks have an experience of significance, then they name
their children in some manner, after the things that are around them.
The second daughter, Keziah, means cassia, a precious
perfume, which is an aromatic bark resembling cinnamon.This could be because of her complexion, her
hair color or just about anything.But
after the suffering period of Job was over, the sweet smell of prosperity, the
sweet feelings of being released from the burdens of suffering, were
The third daughter, Keren-happuch, symbolizes the great
beauty enhanced by the dark eyeliner used by women of Jobs day. This eyeliner,
called 'horn of stibium,' was a dark dye used to paint highlights on the eyelashes
to enhance appeal and beauty.
So the three daughters came to describe the shining
forth, the sweet aroma, the enhanced beauty of Gods blessings, blessings which
were far superior to suffering, as well as to anything else in life.
Typically in those days, the women had little to say
in matters of importance. The men pretty much ran life as it was known back
then.However, the life of those days
was ruled by tradition and habit, both which are forms of, and originate out
from, human arrogance.
Typically, again, the women would not even receive an
But then, Job was not run by human tradition.He was ruled by Gods Word.And in so doing, he treated his daughters no
differently than his sons.They
inherited in equal shares along with their brothers when Job and his wife both
had passed away.
But this also teaches us that Job would have included
his wife in on the important matters of his life.Naming the children would be one of those
important and private, family matters.
Earlier, his wife would have been happy if Job had
cursed and died, but now, they were energetic enough to be able to have ten
more, repeat, ten more children.That
would be twenty in all for the Mrs.Not
exactly something that most women of today would look forward to!And, since infant mortality rates were quite
high, she most likely was pregnant more than twenty times.
But then, Mrs. Job probably lived a couple of hundred
years.So, at the young age of only a
hundred and thirty or so, she was probably still quite the babe!
Jointly naming the children, paints a picture of a
very healthy and happy marriage.Job
recovered from his suffering and the Mrs. had a dramatic change of attitude,
both toward Job and toward God.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
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