Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tommy Didn't Study His Bible

The other day I was studying Proverbs 26:27, where King Solomon observes, "He who digs a pit will fall into it." One of my favorite movies illustrates this wisdom:



"What is it, the first hole I dug?" Tommy says after murdering Spider. Fateful words given how he turned out:



The ArtScroll edition of Proverbs comments:

"R' Saadiah Gaon cites the case of King Darius's officials who were cast into the lion's den into which they had thrown Daniel. Perhaps the most prominent example of a man who 'dug his own grave' is Haman, who was hanged on the very gallows that he had built for Mordechai."

To express this theme in Hebrew, "Midah Keneged Midah" (
Measure for Measure).

3 comments:

Crusader Vic said...

Long overdue, but he finally got his.

leilah said...

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. ~Genesis 3:19

Sebastian Mak said...

Ostatnio natknąłem się na kantor internetowy Open Kantor i jestem bardzo zadowolony.