Sunday, April 1, 2018

Isaiah's prophecy in a blue mail box


ONE COLOR is our challenge for today's City Daily Photo bloggers' Theme Day. 
This blue "artwork" is signed in the lower corner by Israeli artist Dan Chamizer
He lives in Ein Hod, an artists' colony at the foot of Mount Carmel. 


The funny part is that right next to it are the actual post boxes for the residents of the village. 


The title on top explains why certain animals inhabit the boxes.
"Doar Acharit HaYamim" means Post at the End of Days, meaning, how it is supposed to be --allegorically -- in the future Messianic Era. 

The prophet Isaiah says in chapter 11, verse 6 that


The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion will graze together, and a little child will herd them. 
You can see this verse in the famous Isaiah scroll of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls here:
http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/isaiah?id=11:6

Happy Easter and happy Pesach to you all! 
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13 comments:

Sandi said...

Happy Pesach, Dina!

Jim said...

Good choice for theme day.

Reader Wil said...

Every time I read your post, I am inspired to meditate about your ideas. Thank you for your comments about easter. You are right it is a sad
period in history, and the saddest part of it is:”It is not over yet, and never will !” But people like you can make a difference for the better.

Ida said...

Happy Pesach to you also!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like this artwork a lot, especially the meaning of the figures in the boxes. The state of the world worries me very much. I was so tempted to get an 'elephant keeper' shirt for my grandson too Dina, in fact I really regret not doing so ☺

Susan Bauer said...

Thank you for your explanation. Very interesting, indeed.

Gosia k said...

interesting photos love from Poland

James said...

Very creative artwork! I also enjoyed reading the verse.

Hels said...

Doar Acharit HaYamim :)
I say that when our postie is late ha ha

Tanya Breese said...

really neat! i like it a lot!

Alice said...

This is interesting art work Dina I like it

Jackie@travelnwrite said...

Such talents some people are blessed with and this artist is one of them. A great post and perfect for this season.

William Kendall said...

That's very creative!