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The Beloved Dwell Between His Shoulders

July 8, 2010

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.
Jeremiah 31:25

This picture of the ‘hammock’ from my previous post and the promise of refreshment and rest in the Lord were still on my heart today. Look what I found out about the hammock! It’s related to this scripture.

Deuteronomy 33:12 Of Benjamin{“son of the right hand”} he said: “The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety{rest secure} by Him, Who shelters{covers} him all the day long; And he shall dwell between His shoulders.”

Strange Scriptures That Perplex the Western Mind
By Barbara M. Bowen

This scripture refers to the Bible Land’s hammock or cradle, … It is a hammock … carried on the mother’s shoulders, with cords passing across her forehead. … How often we have seen a small hammock on the shoulders of a young mother, with a tiny face peeking out, or more often with a sleeping baby and a little foot or a small hand showing at the side of the hammock. When the mother carries the child, she will draw a part of her large white veil over the hammock as a protection against the hot sun, either partly or completely covering it. This is the common picture referred to in Deut. 33:12.

The ‘hammock’, the rest of the LORD
… is between His shoulders!
… the place of the cross.

He[the LORD] found him in a desert land And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, That hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions … -Deut 32:10-11

You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. -Ex 19:4

This is where the beloved – “son of the right hand”,
… is carried and covered!
Between the LORD’s shoulders
… lifted up, carried
… as an eagle bears her young upon her wings!

Deuteronomy 33:12

—> beloved of the Lord – So called in allusion to their father Benjamin who was the beloved of his father Jacob
—>The Lord shall dwell, that is, his temple shall be placed, between his shoulders, that is, in his portion, or between his border’s as the word shoulder is often used. And this was truly the situation of the temple, on both sides whereof was Benjamin’s portion. And though mount Sion was in the tribe of Judah, yet mount Moriah, on which the temple was built, was in the tribe of Benjamin.

Refresh Your Soul
Carried Between His Shoulders