Dedicated to the writings of Saint Luke.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Right hand

Ecclesiastes said in 10:2, “A wise man's heart [is] at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.”

“Became the sovereign's favorite, his right hand.” Longfellow.

To sit at anyone's right hand is an expression of the exercise of protection, power and authority. This right hand image statement cited in discussions about Psalm 110 is apparently a Jeremiah allusion.

In Jer. 22:24, we read “As I live, says the LORD, though Coni'ah the son of Jehoi'akim, king of Judah, were the signet ring on my right hand, yet I would tear you off” with the ending in verse 30: Thus says the LORD: “Write this man down as childless, a man who shall not succeed in his days; for none of his offspring shall succeed in sitting on the throne of David, and ruling again in Judah.” Thus, Jeremiah announces the end of the Davidic dynasty.

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