Sunday, 10 April 2016

Snakes in the Grass



The first translation is mine. The second translation is from the NIV Bible. 

The 17th century phallic erection may be found in the vineyards of Neustift in Vienna. 



The standing figure with halo of stars on top of the pillar and the Globus is presumably the Son of God. 

God's curse, appears at the foot of the pillar where it may be seen by any snakes in the garden, who are warned they face violent death. 

The closing words of Genesis 3 verse 15, where it says the serpent shall bite the heel, do not appear on the monument.   







I WILL 
SET ENMITY 
BETWEEN YOU O SNAKE 
AND THE WOMAN 
AND BETWEEN YOUR SEED 
AND HER SEED 
SHE WILL STAMP 
ON YOUR HEAD

BOOK OF MOSES 
Ch. III v. XV 

* * *

I will put enmity
between you and the woman
and between your offspring 
and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.
(Genesis Ch. 3 v. 15 NIV)


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8 comments:

  1. aren't women always the bigger stampers?

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    1. Ooh. I'm not going down that road ;)

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    2. better to stick to the footpaths

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    3. Following the way so to speak.

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  2. Wow ! Harsh words.
    I wish you the best.
    Graciel·la
    (from my Aminus3 page)

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  3. This is an interesting interpretation of the moment.

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  4. Thanks for the above comments and visiting this blog.

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