DescriptionOriginal Pastel Art by Marla Jean Clinesmith. Art is 8.5″x8.5″ matted under glass in a 18″x14″ frame. The mat has two windows, a large one for the art and a small one for an abbreviated explanation.
Explanation of Peace (Shalom)
Destroy the authority that establishes chaos.
|The 'Shin' represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.|
|The 'Lamed' is a picture of a shepherd's staff. The shepherd used the staff to exercise authority over the sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, move forward, or authority.|
|The 'Vav' represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or hook. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.|
|The 'Mem' illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews did not understand the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.|