The third horseman as depicted in the Angers Apocalypse Tapestry (1372-82)
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"
— Revelation 6:5-6˄ NIV
The third horseman rides a black horse and is generally understood as Famine. The horseman carries a pair of balances or weighing scales, indicating the way that bread would have been weighed during a famine. The indicated price of grain is about ten times normal, with an entire day's wages (a denarius) buying enough wheat for only one person, or enough of the less nutritious barley for three, so that workers would struggle to feed their families.
Of the four horsemen, the black horse and its rider are the only ones whose appearance is accompanied by a vocal pronunciation. John hears a voice, unidentified but coming from among the four living creatures, that speaks of the prices of wheat and barley, also saying "and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine". This suggests that the black horse's famine is to drive up the price of grain but leave oil and wine supplies unaffected (though out of reach of the ordinary worker). One explanation for this is that grain crops would have been more naturally susceptible to famine years or locust plagues than olive trees and grapevines, which root more deeply. The statement might also suggest a continuing abundance of luxuries for the wealthy while staples such as bread are scarce, though not totally depleted; such selective scarcity may result from injustice and the deliberate production of luxury crops for the wealthy over grain, as would have happened during the time Revelation was written. Alternatively, the preservation of oil and wine could symbolize the preservation of the Christian faithful, who used oil and wine in their sacraments.
Another possible interpretation of the third horseman is to interpret them as symbolic of the wealthy and the destructive power of a class gap on a society. This can be supported by the colour of their horse, black, which was seen as the sign of the wealthy as they were the only ones able to afford black dye. Also, the luxury goods issue supports this perspective as does the grain (symbolic of the staples of the working class) price increase. Such price increases would only be possible if the wealthy landowners and merchants wanted to keep the poor oppressed and starving
All I remember is it was a man who knew what dreams meant and he was a chosen one by god or something like that.
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1. Hamlet, III:1
To be, or not to be: that is the question.
2. All's Well That Ends Well, I:2
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
3. From Romeo and Juliet, II:2
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow.
4. Twelfth Night, II:5
Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.
5. Merchant of Venice, III:1
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die?
And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
6. Hamlet, I:5
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
7. MacBeth, I:3
If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then to me.
8. Twelfth Night, III:1
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
9. Antony & Cleopatra, III:4
If I lose mine honour, I lose myself.
10. Midsummer Night's Dream, V:1
It's not enough to speak, but to speak true.
It would be really cool if it is :) It would make christmas seem so magical again!