26 December 2010

Young enough

When Mesopotamia struggles with Egypt in the Bible, the battle is temporal and not just geographic. Mesopotamia is older than Egypt, which, in turn, is older than Israel. 
Sterility vs excess is not just about East vs West, it is also about old vs young. 
What the Bible offers is neither East nor West, neither old nor young but something in between – the wedge and buffer of the Arava and adult, both old enough to be beyond adolescence but young enough to still have fertility and vitality. 

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