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OT Survey II: 2b Job

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Job: Intro


From LXX
Reflects common name in ANE


Job or Moses

Date Written


Ezekiel 14:14 HCSB
even if these three men —Noah, Daniel, and Job —were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness.” This is the declaration of the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 14:20 HCSB
even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live”—the declaration of the Lord GOD—“they could not deliver their son or daughter. They would deliver only themselves by their righteousness.
James 5:11 HCSB
See, we count as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job’s endurance and have seen the outcome from the Lord. The Lord is very compassionate and merciful.


The book of Job belongs to the literary type called “speculative wisdom"


Patriarchal time period


Topics of Interest


A. Prologue (Prose): Narrative setting the stage for what is coming.
B. Dialogue (Get shorter each time.)
C. Wisdom Interlude: The Lord is the source of wisdom.
D. Monologue
E. Epilogue (Prose)

Job: Notes


A. The Person of Job (1:1)
1. Blameless (1:1); Perfect integrity, Feared God (1:5, 21; 2:10; 28:28; cf. Prov. 1:7). Not sinless but single minded focus, perfect/mature (cf. James).
2. Buttressed by God’s vindication (1:8; 2:3)
B. The Possessions of Job (1:2)
C. The Profanity (1:5)
D. The Personal Name of God (1:6)
E. The Pantheon of God
F. The Prosecutor of/for God

The Dialogues

Cycle 1: Defending the Retribution Principle
Cycle 2: Scaring Job to Repent
Cycle 3: Accusing Job Directly

The Wisdom Interlude

The Fear of Yahweh
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