What did Job mean when he said: naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there?
I know Christians are desperate to mistranslate this verse. Because they can't accept the fact that the Bible teaches reincarnation. How could Job return to his mother's womb after he dies.
- Special EPhexLv 73 months agoFavorite Answer
I accept that the Bible teaches reincarnation, and don't deny that there are various interpretations of the same source of information. 'To be naked', can mean to be "exposed to vulnerability", physically and spiritually. As mortal beings, we're always seeking some sort of safety and security form our hostile environment.
The word 'woman', comes from Latin, which combines 'womb' and 'man'. The word 'womb' can be interpreted as, 'portal', from which mortal life enters and exists the material world. Death is described as passing through a "tunnel" towards "a light", which is also applies to how birth can be described.
The Bible teaches the 'Law of Conservation', thousands of years before it became accepted through scientific examination. "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust" signifies the "fire" from with the material world comes, and ultimately consumes material form. The Bible says we are made of "mud and clay", to which we shall return.
The study of biology confirms that we are physically made of the very same elements found in our environment (water, earth, gases, and ether). 'To exist', is fundamentally an 'eternal' and 'uncaused' expression (not unlike an 'Omnipresent God' without "beginning and end"), as energy and matter is only made to change form. Why would life be an exception?
It is the "form" of as a 'this' and 'that', 'here' and 'there', 'now' and 'then', that is subject to change. God is Man, from which "man" comes, "made in His image". The Bible, both Old and New Testaments say, "ye are gods", which is derived from 'God' (Psalms 82:6, and John 10:34).
All of the world's major religions explain the "origin story" as man coming first, before the woman was made, which would suggest that we come from 'spiritual womb', before being made manifest. None of the narrative describe how "existence began", as God would signify that existence, 'already exists'.
What the origin stories describe is the 'origins of form', which always comes from the 'formless'. The Bible says that God made the heavens and earth from "darkness and void", before saying, "Let there be light", which exposes "color, contour and shape" of material form. The "linear" is always effected by and a result of the 'nonlinear'.
"Clouds are allowed to pass" because of the 'emptiness of the sky'. "Sound and motion" can only be detected against the ever-present background of 'silence and stillness'. Ideas arise as "tangible form" out of 'intangible and formless' thought. The entire physical world is fundamentally made of nonphysical properties.
The material world is expressed as "variety" and "diversity", which comes from the 'Oneness/Allness' of Divinity. It is cosmic law that all energy and matter returns to the source from which is comes, just as dropping a pebble in the middle of a pond creates ripples on the surface that span to the waters edge, before returning to the epicenter.
- PubliusLv 73 months ago
He meant that he was born naked, and he would die naked except for his sackcloth covering.
- DougLv 73 months ago
Job had just lost his children and reflecting on the fact that everything in this existence is fleeting and that nobody gets to take anything with them, to eternity.Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- MalcolmLv 73 months ago
Job was under a lot of stress when he said that. Give him a break.
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- PaulLv 73 months ago
The obvious meaning of the statement is that we brought nothing into this world, and will take nothing with us when we leave.
- keyjonaLv 73 months ago
JOB is a parable or metaphor made up by one of the Prophets.
- 3 months ago
That verse does not say he will return to his mother’s womb. Job is saying he came into the world naked and he’ll leave the world naked when he dies.
- ✞ 2 ...hunterLv 73 months ago
I was born with nothing and will die with nothing, the Lord gives and the Lord takes away.
- Anonymous3 months ago
He's obviously talking about reincarnation.
- 3 months ago
He's a mother fuϲker?