Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
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The image “Like a golden ring in a swine’s snout” conveys that even an extremely precious article becomes disgusting when it is attached to something so repulsive as a swine. Similarly, the beauty of even the most attractive woman becomes repugnant if she is inane (empty).
The golden ring and the beauty of the woman are metaphors for the intellect, for intelligence shines in a person’s face with the same radiance as beauty. The pig’s snout is a metaphor for the physical component of a human being. The verse tells us that if the precious intellect is not applied to Torah, it is an irrelevant accessory of the physical body. It becomes as worthless as a golden ring attached to a snout that pokes around in the garbage heap.
Dedicated to Gordon and Christy Smith