Many passages in the Old Testament—but especially in the Psalms—refer to grasping the Lord’s right hand. These passages can be illuminated by an understanding of the concept referred to as a divine embrace or divine handclasp, which shows up frequently in ancient art, writings, and rituals.
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Christians have often read and appreciated Psalm 22, interpreting many of its words to be prophetic foreshadowings of the Savior’s Crucifixion and Atonement. This variation in readings stems from one minor difference in a single letter in the Hebrew text, creating a mix-up between “the two letters most easily confused in Hebrew."
Although the book of Job raises very challenging questions, it rewards careful and faithful reading. While it has often impressed literary scholars with the beauty and eloquence of its Hebrew poetry, it has not been written like one would expect when reading a normal history.
What was Job’s job? What can we learn? The story of Job teaches several important lessons to all who are engaged in a righteous cause. Our work may not be popular or well received. We may be misunderstood and falsely accused, even by our friends and closest allies. The Lord will try us, to see what we are made of.
I consider Job to be what is called a “temple text”, meaning a block of scripture or other ancient text which is either given in a temple context or which is meant to expound on, or increase, understanding of temple related themes and doctrines. Here's how a closer look at this book can unlock additional meaning in temple ordinances for you.