An analysis of the story of job from the old testament

Questions about the meaning of suffering and God's participation in the tragedies of life are common throughout history, whether in the lives of individuals or, perhaps, in the experience of a whole community or nation.

He named his first [daughter] Jemimah, his second Keziah, and his third Keren-happuch. Be sure to use a study Bible that will give you some help.

Old Testament of the Bible

In the God speeches, God speaks proudly about the creation, interspersed with comments that humans cannot do what only God can do. We will all suffer in this life. Job receives back from God double what he had lost; for many readers, this seems too simplistic an answer to the hard questions that have been raised all the way through the book.

Under the stress of great suffering, even a word intended as comfort can be turned upside down.

Book of Job

People from the Middle East are much more poetic in language than Westerners. God Answers Job Job is not guiltless as no man is without sin 1 John 1: Some people who are innocent, like Job, also suffer.

The main answers they bring are that Job deserves his suffering, that all humans are sinners so even good people are not immune from suffering, and that God may use suffering to teach us something. They were introduced at the end of chapter 2 and took turns talking to Job about his suffering.

The image of the stoic sufferer is reinforced by a limited examination of the real Job.

Old Testament: Job

The application for Christians today is that God will bless those who endure to the end and that someday, God will reward us with unbelievable blessings that can not compare with what we have today Rom 8: Each speaker has his own flaws as well as his own lofty moments of observation or astute theological insight.

Efforts to find the cause of suffering often lead one as Job and his counselors to put the blame somewhere--on self, others, God, or Satan. Or is the "answer" in the realization that from the human perspective there is no answer? Elihu speaks for six chapters with no response from Job.

In the God speeches, God seems to intimidate Job with power and sarcasm. All his brothers, sisters, and former acquaintances came to his house and dined with him in his house.

One thing that is important is that Satan could not lay a finger on Job, nor can he us. In the end, the lesson learned was that one may never know the specific reason for his suffering; but one must trust in Sovereign God. How do all these images of God harmonize both within the book and in the context of the whole Bible?

Using all of their sound theology and insight into the situation, they searched for answers, but found only useless and wrong ideas, for which God rebuked them in the end He was the greatest man among all the people of the East. The usual understanding of Job When Was It Written?The Book of Job (/ dʒ oʊ b /; Hebrew: אִיוֹב Iyov) is a book in the Ketuvim ("Writings") section of the Hebrew Bible, and the first poetic book in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible.

Job Bible Story Summary with Lesson

The purpose of this class is to give you an appreciation for the unity of the Old Testament by helping you understand its characters, plot, structure, themes and historical settings. It is for beginner students. It is for people who may know pieces of the Bible, but who want to put the whole picture together.

Job Bible Story Summary with Lesson

AUTHOR: Daniel Simundson, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament There is no clear context for the writing of Job, though a strong case can be made for the period of Israel's exile in Babylon or the years immediately following.

Oct 18,  · Job was a kind man who prayed to God daily, and God had blessed him abundantly. Satan could not bear this and plans to take everything from Job so that he would curse God. The Book of Job (Hebrew: אִיוֹב Iyov) is a book in the Ketuvim (“Writings”) area of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), and the main wonderful book in the Old Testament Bible.

Addressing the issue of Theodoric the vindication of the equity of God in the light of humankind’s agony, or all the more essentially, “Why do the noble suffer?” it is a rich philosophical work setting out an assortment of perspectives.

Two books of the Old Testament that I have read and see significant wisdom and teaching are The Book of Proverbs and Job. In short, it is my belief that Job is a teaching of principles and not a literal story.

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