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What do You Really Want?
The Book of Job. Chapter Three.

Job 3:1-8 .

Job 3: 1-8
The Laments of Job Begin.
Leviathan as Sea Monster, Gas Field, and British Political Theory.

[Job 3:1] After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.

[Job 3:2]  And Job spoke, and said:

[Job 3:3]  'May the day perish on which I was born,
And the night in which it was said,
'A male child is conceived.'

# I was born #. Hebrew "ivoled" from the root YLD.  We also have the Hebrew term "yeled" meaning "boy".
This is similar to  the Scottish "lad".

Job was sorry not only for the time he was in. It was so bad that he thought it would have been better off never having been born.
Many have this feeling at times but usually they do not really mean it.

[Job 3:4]  May that day be darkness;
May God above not seek it,
Nor the light shine upon it.

[Job 3:5] May darkness and the shadow of death claim it;
May a cloud settle on it;
May the blackness of the day terrify it.

blackness. Hebrew "Ca-Camiriri" literally "like the Blackness" from  the root CMR denoting Black.

The Israelites in their places of Exile became associated with the Gimirri. The Gimirri were known to the Greeks as Kimmeroi.
They were associated with Clouds of Darkness. So too, in Rabbinical Tradition were the Ten Tribes (Talmud Yerushald mi, Sanhedrin 10).

Homer (possibly from some story as to the Arctic night) supposes the Cimmerians to dwell in a land “beyond the ocean-stream,”where the sun never shone. (Odys., xi. 14.) http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/

Elsewhere, Homer places the Cimmerians in the British Isles as did a poem written ca.500 BCE by the Greek Orpheus.
We also find the Cymry in Britain and the Cimbri in Denmark and other parts of Scandinavia.
The Welsh call themselves Cumbri, Cymri, Kumeri, and Gumbri and their language "Kumeraeg" or "Gumeraeg".
Strabo (7.2.1) said that the Greeks had called the Cimbri, "Cimmerii", and had known them from the Crimea. Strabo, in effect, identified the Cimbrians with the Cimmerians of old.
Diodorus Siculus (32;4 7) linked the Cimmerians of old, the Galatians [of France], and the Cimbri [of Scandinavia] altogether.
Plutarch (in "Marius") reported the opinion that the Cimmerians, Cimbri, and Scythians, were in effect all members of the one nation whom he calls "Celto-Scythians".
According to the Book of Hosea (ch.1) the Lost Ten Tribes would be identifiable as the Sons of Gomer which indicates the possibility of amalgamation with the Three Sons of Gomer son of Japhet (Genesis ch.10).

[Job 3:6] As for that night, may darkness seize it;
May it not rejoice among the days of the year,
May it not come into the number of the months.

[Job 3:7] Oh, may that night be barren!
May no joyful shout come into it!

[Job 3:8] May those curse it who curse the day,
Those who are ready to arouse Leviathan.

The Three Leviathans: Sea-Monster, Gas Field, and British Political Theory.

The Sea-Beast Leviathan.

Leviathan was supposed to be an enormous beast at the bottom of the Sea. Leviathan was deestined to awaken and shake the world.
In Job chapter 41 there is a detailed description of Leviathan.

In English the word Leviathan has often been employed for an enormous unpredictable creature.

The Leviathan
# His abode is the Mediterranean Sea; and the waters of the Jordan fall into his mouth (Bek. 55b; B. B. l.c.).
# Leviathan became associated with, and may originally have referred to, the visual motif of the Hellmouth, a monstrous animal into whose mouth the damned disappear at the Last Judgement, found in Anglo-Saxon art from about 800, and later all over Europe.[
# The Young Earth Creationist opinion is that Leviathan and Behemoth are names given to dinosaurs. #

The Natural Gas Field in the Mediterranean Named Leviathan.


Leviathan is also the name of a field of natural gas in the Mediterranean Sea that could change the future of Israel.
The waters of the field  extend into areas of the sea claimed by Israel, Cyprus, Lebanon. Israel has priority. Lebanon and the Palestinians dispute Israels rights. Cyprus is split between people of Greek and Turkish origin: Or rather the Turks in Cyprus are really Greeks who adopted Islam and speak the Turkish language.
The Turkish-speaking section is considered part of Turkey and is occupied by ca. 40,000 Turkish troops.
The Greek section is independent. The Greek section in Cyprus is co-operating with Israel. Turkey has threatened Israel over Leviathan.

The extracts below provide some background on this matter:

Israel's Leviathan Gas Find Will Have Widespread Repercussions for World Power
by Susan Kraemer
The gigantic $45 billion Leviathan gas find tosses out Israel's previous relationship with the world. The biggest deep-water gas find in a decade has enough reserves to supply Israel's gas needs for 100 years.
There is an estimated 122 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the entire Levant Basin Province, according to the USGS. It lies within the offshore territory of Israel, Lebanon, Gaza/Palestinian Authority, the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Leviathan Gas Discovery Could be The Mother of All Resource Curses
by Susan Kraemer
The Leviathan gas field is within the Levant Basin, and it straddles the border of Israel and Lebanon. The disputes between Israel and Lebanon have already begun. The Leviathan field is twice as large as the Tamar gas field, which is 50 miles west of Haifa in 5500 feet of water.

Lebanon-Israel gas dispute widens, report

December 22, 2010

The dispute over vast natural gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean, centered on Israel and Lebanon, has spread to divided Cyprus, which involves longtime rivals Greece and Turkey.

Israel's discovery of three large fields containing an estimated 25 trillion cubic feet of gas off its northern coast over the last two years has added a whole new energy dimension to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

It has fueled tension between Israel and Lebanon, its northern neighbor, at a time when the Jewish state feels threatened by Iran and its allies, particularly the heavily armed Hezbollah movement in Lebanon.

The Beirut government claims that the biggest of the fields, Leviathan, containing up to 16 trillion cubic feet of gas as well as 4.3 billion barrels of oil, extends into Lebanese territorial waters and has warned Israel not to encroach on its turf.

The Iranian-backed Hezbollah, which runs its own state within a state and has the most powerful forces in Lebanon, has threatened military action if Israel taps into what it deems Lebanese energy resources.

Israel has vowed to retaliate for any attacks on its gas fields and the energy infrastructure that's expected to be developed over the next couple of years.

But the stakes have become much higher. A recent U.S. Geological Survey reported that there's up to 122 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas off the coasts of Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Further south, Egypt is already producing gas and selling it to Israel.

On top of all that, the fields extend westward from the Levantine coastline toward Cyprus, - right into another conflict, albeit confined to the diplomatic arena these days, between Greece and Turkey.

Cyprus was dominated by Greek Cypriots until 1974, when Turkey invaded following an Athens-engineered coup aimed at uniting the island with Greece.

Turkey captured the northern one-third of the island. It maintains 40,000 troops in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Only Ankara recognizes the TRNC. The Greek Cypriot government in Nicosia is recognized internationally.

On Dec. 17, Cyprus, which has been exploring for offshore oil and gas fields for some time, and Israel signed an agreement in Nicosia dividing the 155 miles of water that separates them down the middle.

That defined the maritime border between the island and Israel and delineated their exclusive economic zones, or EEZs, allowing them to move ahead with further exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.

Three days later, the Turkish Foreign Ministry tongue-lashed the Israeli ambassador to Ankara, Gaby Levy, and warned, somewhat spuriously, that the agreement undermined efforts to reunify the divided island.

The spat deepened a rift between Israel and Turkey. They were once strategic allies but the relationship nosedived when Israeli commandos killed nine Turks aboard a ship carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, blockaded by the Israelis, in international waters May 31.

Ankara fears the Greek Cypriots, the majority on the divided island, won't share any wealth they may accrue from offshore gas fields in their 20,400-square-mile EEZ with the Turks in the TRNC.

Leviathan as a British Political Theory

The Leviathan of Thomas Hobbes.


Thomas Hobbes  (1588 '  1679) wrote the book Leviathan during the English Civil War. Even though he believed in innate human rights he also argued that Government should have wide-ranging power of its subjects.
Since then the term Leviathan has been applied to Over-bearing Government in general. Leviathan has become synonymous with governmental empiricism or practical attitude. Usually the term is applied in a critical manner to the British Government.

The Leper Leviathan
18th October, 2011 by Seamus Macleod
Over four hundred years ago the arch dirigiste Thomas Hobbes wrote that a state of nature in which life was 'solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short,' was ineluctable without a centralised state with unlimited power and authority. One could argue that Great Britain's flight from bellum omnium contra omnes ["war of all against all"] followed a symbolic as well as logical trajectory. Not only did governance grow stronger throughout these isles. The British Empire came to embody not only Hobbes's metaphorical Leviathan but the beast itself, ruling the waves for the better part of a century and adding new and far lands to its bulk. The Empire is, of course, long gone. What remained throughout the twentieth century was the Leviathan of the British State.

The Political Theory of Leviathan.
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

Hobbes' version of human society arises out of an innate contention among factions seeking their own advantage, each faction being born of the aggregation of individual human beings, each of which seeks her or his own advantage and is compelled or persuaded to ally her or his efforts with the faction in question. Factions negotiate, according to Hobbes, according to the same principles to maximize the survival of their members....War is the "natural" state of humanity, in Hobbes' vision, and peace arises from our "natural" propensity to seek advantage by all means available, ultimately including war. "All other time is peace" (1664).

Having defined his version of "the natural condition" (1661), he then defines the laws he observes acting there. First, humans (he calls them "men," ...) cannot do things which would destroy their lives ... The second law commands that humans "perform their covenants made" (1665). From this second law, America arose. ...Hobbes' daring leads him to declare that "injustice is no other than the not performance of a covenant" (1665, emphasis Hobbes). Covenant breakers become unacceptable in any society governed according to Hobbes' rules (1667) and those who reach sovereign power by revolution must bear the consequence that their model may inspire others (1667). So...the Parliamentary Revolution against royal absolutism in 1642-9 leads to the American colonies' revolt against Britain in 1776 ...
Most importantly, Hobbes says that society arises from the consent of the governed, gradually concentrated in ever larger units which eventually constitute the state. But he alleged ...that the state's reasons could not be challenged by its people.

Job 3:9-26  Job Longs for Death. Dark Before Dawn.

[Job 3:9] May the stars of its morning be dark;
May it look for light, but have none,
And not see the dawning of the day;

After the dark, comes the morning. People who are seriously sick often feel relief with the dawn. The darkness of the night itself gives some comfort. It revives and prepares one for morning.
This is for those who have hope, who look for a new beginning.
We do not take in all the suffering of Job.
Not only had he lost all his wealth and possessions; his body had been grievously stricken; his children killed.
His own wife said that for him death and damnation would be a blessing.
Job cursed his day but not the Almighty!

[Job 3:10] Because it did not shut up the doors of my mother's womb,
Nor hide sorrow from my eyes.

[Job 3:11] Why did I not die at birth?
Why did I not perish when I came from the womb?

Abortions have an aspect of murder.
Many geniuses come from large families. Who are we we to decide who will live and who will die?
Abortions means killing the fetus while it is still in the womb but often it also entails murdering it after it has come out.
Brit-Am Now no. 1209
#3. Abortion is Forbidden
Comments by Steven Collins, Rick Jurkovic, David Jackson.

"Brit-Am Now"-792
#7. Abortion is forbidden
This verse has several applications.
It is also understandable in the Hebrew as saying,
"WHOEVER SHEDS THE BLOOD OF MAN WITHIN A MAN, HIS BLOOD SHALL BE SHED (Genesis 9:6), i.e. whoever kills a human foetus!

Despite the above, there are many who have committed abortions or been involved in them.
This is reality.
Those who are so guilty need to repent.
Everything may be forgiven but repentance and rectification is required.
A pathway of return exists for everyone.

[Job 3:12] Why did the knees receive me?
Or why the breasts, that I should nurse?

[Job 3:13] For now I would have lain still and been quiet,
I would have been asleep;
Then I would have been at rest

[Job 3:14] With kings and counselors of the earth,
Who built ruins for themselves,

These monarchs and great men built great buildings that are now in ruins.
Where are they now?
Are they any better off?

[Job 3:15] Or with princes who had gold,
Who filled their houses with silver;

Instead of doing good with their money they kept it back. Now it keeps them company in the grave or has gone to waste elsewhere.

[Job 3:16] Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child,
Like infants who never saw light?

[Job 3:17]  There the wicked cease from troubling,
And there the weary are at rest.

# cease from troubling. Hebrew: "chadlu rogez". They stopped their frenzy.
Wickedness causes frenetic emotion that cannot be quenched.

[Job 3:18]  There the prisoners rest together;
They do not hear the voice of the oppressor.

[Job 3:19]  The small and great are there,
And the servant is free from his master.

[Job 3:20] Why is light given to him who is in misery,
And life to the bitter of soul,

[Job 3:21] Who long for death, but it does not come,
And search for it more than hidden treasures;

[Job 3:22] Who rejoice exceedingly,
And are glad when they can find the grave?

[Job 3:23] Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden,
And whom God has hedged in?

It happens that a person is locked in to a difficult situation. He may see no way out. He may be like a prisoner who by circumstance is trapped.
To some degree we are all like this. Our freedom of action in the short range seems very limited.
This however is largely the  fruit of our own doing in the past.
It is also not that bad on the whole, for most of us.
God has helped us. We have an opportunity to serve God, to do good, to learn the Bible and useful things. We should do the good we can do while we can.
This opportunity is a gift to us. Through it we may gather merit. There will come a time when these opportunities will be taken from us.
Make hay while the sun shines.
Do the good you can while you are still able to do so.

[Job 3:24] For my sighing comes before I eat,
And my groanings pour out like water.

A person who is sick can sometimes do nothing but suffer through each minute hoping for relief in the next one.
Job was in an even worse situation.

[Job 3:25] For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me,
And what I dreaded has happened to me.

Our fears sometimes materialize. Let us do what we can to prevent them. At the least we can gain positive energy from good deeds.

[Job 3:26] I am not at ease, nor am I quiet;
I have no rest, for trouble comes.

#trouble: in Hebrew "rogez" connoting frenzy, anger, and related to "regesh" meaning emotion, turmoil.

These words indicate movement. That is what trouble should be. It should be a time of movement. Do not be beaten. Do not give up. While there is life there is hope.
Use the time of troubles as healing opportunities. Cut your losses and move on. Think where you went wrong.
A lot of wrongs can be corrected or at least alleviated.
You can make it better.
Do so.
God will help you if you ask HIM to.


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