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Melek Design (melekdesign)

Forest & Axe — Illustrated Quote

by Melek Design
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DESCRIPTION

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

ABOUT THE ART

Talmudic commentary on the prophecy of Obadiah, which begins, "The vision of Obadiah. Thus said the LORD God concerning Edom."

Why particularly Obadiah against the nation of Edom? Ephraim Maksha'ah, the disciple of R. Meir said on his authority: "Obadiah was a proselyte out of Edom and thus people say, "From the very forest itself comes the handle of the axe that fells it."
{Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin 39a, 52b}

Keywords: forest, trees, handle, axe, vintage, hexagon, blade, cut, irony




Donuts commented on July 23, 2013 2:46pm
Wonderful work!!!
Melek Design commented on July 28, 2013 6:55am
Thanks, Donuts! The sages have a way of stating things that bend your mind a little. I've been wanting to build a design around that quote for awhile now.