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William Blake: God answers Job

William Blake 1757 – 1827

God answers Job

watercolour (39 × 33 cm) — c. 1804 Museum National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

This work is linked to Job 38:1

When Job and his friend Elihu have finished their lengthy discussion on God and moral standards, the answer comes out of a whirlwind. Job should not get to excited as he will never be able to grasp the scope and nature of the creation. God thereby demands total freedom over his creation.

The full title is Job Confessing His Presumption to God Who Answers from the Whirlwind. The technique used is pen, ink and watercolour over pencil on paper.

Tags: Job

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