I remember when I saw ancient Sumerian artwork for the first time about 5 years ago. The moment I saw depictions of figures holding a bucket or a pail, it gave me flashbacks of the hallucinations I used to have in the orphanage, when I saw the stairway to heaven and a man handed me a bucket. Remember when I said that dreams is a universal language God uses to tell people parables? When I remember the hallucinations I used to have, I am certain now, they were dreams I had while I was still awake. To this day, from the time of the earliest known civilization to now, God still talks to mankind in parables and He still, tells the same stories. "Why?" you might ask and "What is so symbolic about them?"
If you ever played the game, "whisper down the lane", then you know people are not always reliable with passing on messages, as those messages can get very distorted and become so different by the time it reaches the last person- of course, that's if you played with less than ten people. With more people involved, the room for error drastically increases. History involves the telling God's parables via dreams through artistic form of "whisper down the lane", for they know when it is time to pass it along to the next generation, things can easily be forgotten. But God knowing that, even if mankind left breadcrumbs for the future generations to remember the message God gave to them, they can easily misinterpret the artwork, just as an ear can easily hear the wrong words. God's message remained the same, for the sake to constantly refresh the Truth, so that when a person grows up hearing God's parables, they can interpret the dreams and even the artwork of recorded dreams ancient people experienced. If today, people become fascinated at how two or more people can dream the same dream, just think how much the ancient people revered that fact. And because it marveled them, they knew it had to have some type of a higher meaning, even if they didn't know what it meant, they felt it important to record them through their artwork.
What does the bucket stand for? The bucket symbolizes God's message and the ones holding it, symbolizes a messenger. Samuel the prophet dreamed this same dream (although the bible doesn't say that, but it's true); it means God had called him to service and just because people dream this dream does not mean they will accept this request. You have heard the term "many are called but the chosen are few". Some people will dream of tossing the bucket aside, meaning, they have rejected God's request for their service. Very few people will dream of tossing the bucket and have it return to them, regardless if they want to get rid of it, which means God did not request for their service, He chose them; and this is similar to the term of "being drafted into service"- those people don't have a choice. Samuel was drafted into service, he was given no choice in the matter because God already chose for him.
The artwork of a man holding a bucket symbolizes those who were called; and the men who have wings in other artwork, holding the bucket, have accepted the calling. The artwork where a man with the head of a hawk carries a bucket, symbolizes those who were chosen- God already chose their fate to serve Him before they were even born. Ancient Sumerian texts are also a form of "whisper down the lane" messages. Though, not everything is accurate, you can pretty much decipher truth from the facts and that most stories are told in parables, just like the way God tells it in our dreams.
In the ancient Sumerian artwork, the open flowers on the wristbands of those carrying the buckets, serving what is said to be a depiction of the "tree of life", is a similar description to the open flowers that were carved along the walls of Solomon's Temple beside palm trees. Again, the open flowers symbolize how the ancient people dreamed of shooting stars coming out of their hands, just like the way it did from mine, in my own dreams. The lights that looked like shooting stars coming out from my hands in some dreams, represented the spreading of God's message through my writing, just as ancients did, when they wrote the Sumerian text. And just as not all of my writings come from God, but from my own thoughts, so also, not all of Sumerian texts are stories given to them by God, but maybe stories they made up or told to them by someone else. This is why no one should ever rely on "whisper down the lane" messages. Everyone has to be a witness for themselves in order to be truly certain of the Truth.
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