I believe the book of Job is an amazing prophetic picture pointing to Jesus (all scripture testifies of him). Job has children who don’t want to follow him or his God. Job is in a place where he thinks his righteousness is from his integrity, and prays in fear for his kids. Elihu is the prototype for Elijah, a prophet who prepares Job’s heart for the way of the Lord. Job has a face to face encounter with God and is restored to a new life. Job 42:5 [I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You]. His friendships are restored, his fortunes are doubly restored, and he receives a new family. This time it’s a spiritual family.
Job 42:13-15 reveals something unprecedented in scripture.
He had seven sons and three daughters.
He named the first Jemimah, and the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.
In all the land no women were found so fair as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.
Seven is the number of completion. Three is the number of the Holy Spirit, and the female can often represent the Holy Spirit’s attributes (comforter). The father giving the daughters an inheritance among the brothers wasn’t done by the patriarchs of Job’s day, but this reflects Job seeing Jesus, the face of God. There is no righteousness apart from Christ. There is no male or female in Christ. The word for ‘fair’ is beautiful. The sons aren’t even named here. The daughters are. Isn’t that interesting? The names of the daughters are beautiful and reflect what has happened to Job and his new understanding of God. Jemimah means ‘day-by-day’ which Job now understands as a daily communion with Jesus. Keziah is where we get the word Cassia. Cassia is a bark similar to cinnamon, but it is harvested by peeling the bark away. People often associate smells of cinnamon with Jesus. I see this as that when the outer appearances are stripped away, Jesus is revealed, releasing the fragrance of Christ. Keren-happuch is poorly translated as “horn of antimony”. Studying out the Hebrew, the same root word for horn [H7160], also means to shine or send out rays (radiance). Antimony is better translated as paint. This too points to new covenant beauty and I would summarize this as “I am making my bride beautiful, painted with my radiance.”
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