Job 30:28-29 (KJV) – 28 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation. 29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
The Bible does not tell us to be like an owl. Owls are biblical ancient creatures. They are strong, majestic fowl. The owl is a survivor, a hunter and known as the last of the living.
Job referred to himself as a companion to owls in the depth of his anguish. Owls represent desolate lands in the bible. They live in lands of the dead. They are the last known survivors that stalk their prey in the night.
Psalm 102:4 & 6 (NKJV) 4 My heart is stricken and withered like grass, So that I forget to eat my bread. 6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert.
The owl is respected in days of old. They have survived centuries and thrive today in every land, save Antarctica. Today they rid farms and land of varmints and are considered wise in their ways.
Isaiah 34:13-15 (NLT)
13 Thorns will overrun its palaces;
nettles and thistles will grow in its forts.
The ruins will become a haunt for jackals
and a home for owls.
14 Desert animals will mingle there with hyenas,
their howls filling the night.
Wild goats will bleat at one another among the ruins,
and night creatures will come there to rest.
15 There the owl will make her nest and lay her eggs.
She will hatch her young and cover them with her wings.
And the buzzards will come,
each one with its mate.
However, the scribes chose the owl as an inhabitant of doomed or ill-fated land. In the bible, the owl dwells where blessings have ceased. They represent scavengers and creatures of the night.