Excerpt from the Lilith Bible Tarot Deck companion guide book
The full colour companion guide for the Lilith Bible Tarot Deck includes an image of every card in the deck.
Each card description starts with the scripture that forms the content for the card. This is primarily taken from the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible and a reference is given to the Biblical source should the reader want to read the original.
The next section describes the imagery and meaning of the card. First there are some keywords to focus on the overall meaning, then a more detailed description of the card and the Biblical mythology and folklore surrounding it's story. Each description particularly endeavours to look at the situation through the lens which Lilith might - sympathetic to the women in the Bible, and with strong feminist overtones. The final paragraph provides the advice for the card for a one card reading.
Yahweh said unto Satan … Hast thou considered my servant Job … a whole-hearted and an upright man, one that feareth God, and shunneth evil? and he still holdeth fast his integrity, although thou didst move Me against him, to destroy him without cause … And Satan answered … Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth Thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, surely he will blaspheme Thee to Thy face. And Yahweh said … Behold, he is in thy hand; only spare his life. So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot even unto his crown.
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself therewith; and he sat among the ashes. Then said his wife … Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? blaspheme God, and die. (Job 2)
Imagery & Meaning
Keywords: Over-burdened. Overwhelmed. Forbearance. Suffering.
Dinah ministers to Job as he sits on his dung heap in sackcloth and ashes covered in boils in the TEN OF WANDS. Midrash places Dinah as Job’s wife. She converts him to Judaism and he becomes a devout follower of Yahweh. Unbeknownst to Job, Satan and Yahweh enter into a wager and he is beset with troubles for their entertainment.
While Job’s suffering is legendary, who spares a thought for Dinah his wife? She also loses her ten children, her status and wealth as she is bound up with Job’s troubles. She also has to bear the long and painful speeches of Job’s friends picking at the scab of why Job has incurred the wrath of Yahweh.
On top of this, recall the outrageous story of Dinah’s early experiences in which she was either raped by, or eloped with Shechem. In revenge her brothers executed the men of the town with a circumcision ruse. It would seem more than the human unit could bear. In a final twist of the knife, when Yahweh wins the bet with Satan and reinstates Job he has a further ten children. No other wife is mentioned. Possibly she found handmaidens to assist?
Things seem too much to bear at the moment. This is transitory. Your situation will change for the better. Your burdens will be lifted. You are able to bear this.