Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Closet In Mitzrayim


So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old. And they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Mitzrayim ... Bereshit 50:26

The phrase "in a coffin in Mitzrayim" in Hebrew is written בארון במצרים, b'aron b'mitzrayim.

Aron (ark, closet) is from the shoresh ארה meaning to take and hold, to contain, plucking, container, roots, lion (a creature that roars), powerful leader, and fir tree with container like growth.

Interestingly, yesterday I received a free sample of essential balsam fir oil with one of my oil orders, and today FOXnews reports that a "mystery roar" has been detected coming in from faraway space:

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Space is typically thought of as a very quiet place. But one team of astronomers has found a strange cosmic noise that booms six times louder than expected.

The roar is from the distant cosmos. Nobody knows what causes it.

But the newly detected signal, described here today at the 213th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, is far louder than astronomers expected.

There is "something new and interesting going on in the universe," said Alan Kogut of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

The two details of my week this week connect to the 1967 event in my closet (an ark), where I was plucked up, and among other things, journeyed to the edges of the Universe.

Joseph in his ark may have died - it became his coffin, but I survived mine, and I am still alive.

A witch survives what Joseph couldn't.