Job – Introduction to Job
This chapter provides an introduction to the book of Job. Introductory matters addressed include authorship, date, setting, unity and structure, literary type, purpose and theme, and teaching and preaching of the book.
Was Elihu Right?
What do we make of the explanation that Elihu offers for the suffering of Job, since nothing Elihu says seems to come close to describing what happened in the prologue. This article suggests that the account in the prologue is not intended to give a rationale for Job's extensive suffering. The author argues that Elihu's contribution presents a non-retributive reason for Job's suffering, which could mean that ultimately, Elihu's account might be correct.
Whose Job Is It?
Should the Holocaust Force Us to Rethink Our View of God and Evil?
This article reflects on the impact the Holocaust has had on Jewish-Christian relations. The problem of evil is recognized as an age-old dilemma for biblical theists; it does not take on special meaning in light of the Holocaust. The same issues as are found in the book of Job.
Learning to Suffer Well: Trusting God's Absolute Sovereignty
This article demonstrates by way of Lamentations and Job that we need to acknowledge the sovereignty of God even in painful circumstances
7 Reasons to Study the Book of Job
Often the book of Job is read for a few of its highlights. This article offers seven reasons to read and study the whole book.
Satan: God's Servant
The Bible portrays the hostility between God and Satan, but there is also abundant testimony that Satan was subject to God’s control and was used by God to accomplish his purposes. He is indeed represented as a servant of God. This presentation of Satan is explicit in the book of Job. This article looks at how Satan is portrayed in Job and then explores how later biblical texts use this presentation of Job.
The Book of Job
Crying Out for Vindication – Reading Job
Chapter 1 deals with matters of introduction to the book of Job. The book's nature, setting, and place in history are considered. At the end of the chapter are a number of questions for further reflection.
Lessons on Suffering from Job
Job – Introduction
In the section of the chapter we present here, Longman introduces the book of Job. Different aspects of the book are explored. First he deals with the title of the book, its place in the canon, authorship, and date. He then considers the text, language, translation, and genre of the book.
Eyes to See, Ears to Hear – Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? A Biblical-Theological Approach
This chapter is about retribution. The author first considers the matter of blessing on the righteous and curses on the wicked, and whether the Bible supports the idea of reward for the righteous and punishment for the wicked.
The Problem of Evil in the Book of Job
Why is there evil in life? Understanding the relationship between the existence of evil and the sovereignty of God and his goodness is essential for every Christian. From the book of Job this article show how suffering relates to God, with focus on the purpose and way of dealing with suffering.
Mythology and the Book of Job
There are mythological elements in the book of Job. The purpose of this paper is to analyze key passages where it can be found: Job 5, Job 26, Job 38, and Job 40.
Suggested New Translations of Old Testament Poetry
The author presents a number of suggestions for translation of poetic passages from the Psalms, Job, and the Prophets; for example, Psalm 22:23-31, Job 13:15, and Malachi 2:15.
Cat: Literary forms – Hebrew poetry
The Sapiential Septuagint
Greek ideas and expressions have exercised an unmistakable influence on the wisdom literature and notably the Greek translation of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. This paper compares the differences between the Masoretic text and the Septuagint, and forms conclusions on the attitudes of the translator that may have led to differences.
How to Handle Calamity: A Study in Fear of the Lord Faith from the Book of Job
A Pastoral Approach to the Trauma Coping Process
The Office of the Christian Believer in the World
Job’s Final Victory and Increased Blessings
Why I Chose to Preach on Job
This article shows how preaching from the book of Job can be beneficial for the church, since it deals with the topic of suffering and God's involvement in suffering. Job is a book that speaks about the gospel of Christ.