There is shadow ...

The rock and the importance of its shadow is a theme that reoccurs throughout the whole Bible. In the hot desert lands of the Middle-East a rock that provides shade is very valuable: not only could you find shade from the hot sun, but you could even find water there. A typical example can be found in Isaiah 32.3: the "righteous king ... shall rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land."

reference topics

Son of Man
The Rock
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