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  • Job's Wisdom

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    The Book of Job allocates a strong emphases on the series of questions Job ponders about God in his state of existential despair, and through these questions, although he does not receive a concrete answer, he attains a new insight. Job goes through a progressive chain from acceptance of God’s actions to questioning it and finally achieving understanding. Wisdom, in a general sense, is one’s ability to understand, through the process of gaining exceptional insight and judgment, uncertain and perplexing

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    all of this hardships even though we lived in a correct, righteous way. In the Bible, Job is the perfect example of one who went through underserving suffering in the Old Testament. Job was described as a righteous person, the best person and obedient to God. However, God allowed Satan to test Job’s faith through suffering. Job lost everything important to him in a short period. I am not a righteous person like Job but I always wrestle with this topic of underserved suffering from my own experience

  • Comparing Oedipus and Job

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    toys. The Greek tradition of tragedy is based upon celebrating this very aspect of the nature of the pantheon of Greek gods. Sophocles finds a perfect example of this celebration of fate, in the tragedy Oedipus the King. Conversely, the Story of Job uses the dramatic tension of a "wager" between God and Satan on the sincerity of Job's devotion to God. Where Oedipus' life, regardless of personal choice, is bound up by fated situations and their fated outcomes, Job's story is one of choice in the

  • The Test of Job

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    Job revered God and knew, in his heart, He hated evil and wanted no part. Perfect and upright example of a Father, Born of his wife, seven sons, and three daughters. With much live stock and a large household, He lived in the East. All his children gathered together to party and feast With much food and much drink. It caused Job to think, My sons may have sinned along with my daughters. Now there was a day that came, angels of God to proclaim Themselves before the Lord. But Satan came

  • The Theology Behind The Suffering of Job

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    The book of Job provides a vivid illustration of the theology of suffering. In the beginning of the book, Job’s blessings are apparent. He possesses a large family, good health, many servants, flocks of multiple species of livestock, and is considered the greatest of all men in the East (Job 1.13). Job is not only cover story material for “Progressive Farmer” and “Fortune” magazines, he is more importantly a godly man, “blameless, upright, fearing God and turning from evil” (Job 1.1). In rapid succession

  • What is happiness and its significance for human life?

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    have read that has related to this concept of happiness are The Book of Job and Plato: The Apology. The Book of JOBS is a story about a wealthy man Job who lived in a land called Uz with his large family and extensive flocks. He was “blameless” and “upright,” and was always careful to avoid doing evil. One day, Satan (“the Adversary”) appears before God in heaven. God expressed to Satan about Job’s goodness, but Satan argued that Job was only good because God has blessed him abundantly. Satan than

  • Essay 3: Wisdom

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    clearly displayed through the life of Job. The Lord proclaimed to Satan in Job 1:8 what a “perfect” and “upright man” Job was, “one that fears the Lord.” Satan answered the Lord saying that Job was only good because he had been blessed with so much. The Lord told Satan that he could test Job to prove the love that Job had for the Lord. Job was tested many times, but through it all Job continued to pursue wisdom by fearing God and straying from evil. In Job 28:28, Job communicated his understanding of

  • God’s Creative Authority in Genesis and Job

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    over time. The portrayal of God is unique in separate books throughout the Bible. This flexibility of role and character is exemplified by the discrepancy in the depiction of God in the book of Genesis in comparison to the depiction of God in the book of Job. On the larger scale, God creates with intention in Genesis in contrast to destroying without reason in Job. However, as the scale gets smaller, God’s creative authority can be seen in both books, yet this creative authority is manifested in entirely

  • The story of Job

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    Part 1: Identify an O.T. story that your life intersects. Job lived in a land called Uz he had a large family and extensive flocks. He is “blameless” and “upright,” always careful to avoid doing evil. As God brags to Satan about Job’s goodness Satan says that Job is only good because God has blessed him. So, God allows Satan to torment Job to show his claim was not true but he forbids Satan from laying a finger on Job. Job’s three friends, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar heard about all the troubles that

  • Sufferintg

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    In “The Book of Job” suffering was a major theme exhibited throughout. Suffering is unavoidable because it is necessary and part of life. According to the dictionary, when someone suffers, they undergo something painful or unpleasant. For example, when you break your leg, you are suffering from a pain. Also, you can consider being robbed a type of suffering. In “The Book of Job,” Job was considered as the greatest man to ever live. God was so surprised, and pleased with him, that he actually bragged