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Announcements Be sure that your preliminary work is attached to your paper. After 5:30 pm today, I am not accepting papers! There are three venues for turning them in ...
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Title: Announcements 1 Announcements
  • Be sure that your preliminary work is attached to your paper.
  • After 530 pm today, I am not accepting papers! There are three venues for turning them in after class
  • Send an e-mail attachment
  • Slide it under my door (308 Frost)
  • Put it in my mailbox (second floor Frost)
  • Exam Statistics
  • Range of Scores
  • 35 to 100
  • Distribution
  • A 44
  • B 24
  • C 18
  • D 11
  • F 22
  • 2 Oseh Shalom (Job 252b)
  • O-SEH SHALOM BIMROMAV
  • The One Who Makes peace in His heights
  • HU YAASEH SHALOM ALENU
  • He will make peace for us
  • VEAL KOL ISRAEL
  • And for all Israel
  • VEIMRU IMRU AMEN
  • And say say Amen!
  • YAASEH SHALOM, YAASEH SHALOM
  • SHALOM ALENU VEAL KOL ISRAEL (4 times)
  • 3 Review Characteristics of Biblical Wisdom Texts
  • Proverbs is instructional
  • Job and Ecclesiastes are speculative, raising questions about the difficult issues of suffering and death
  • Song of Songs is lyrical poetry
  • 4 Wisdom in the Book of Job 5 Questions
  • What is the overall purpose of the book of Job?
  • A definition Theodicy (justifying God) - defense of Gods goodness and omnipotence in the face of the existence of evil
  • Is Job a theodicy?
  • How does God deal with Evil?
  • What do we learn about God, the Adversary, and Job from the first two chapters?
  • Was Job sinless?
  • What are human motives for obedience?
  • 6 Further Questions
  • What is so inappropriate about the friends (Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar) statements? After all, they seem to have a good handle on basic principles of justice.
  • What is the essence of Jobs responses to his friends? Does he disagree with them regarding the nature of God?
  • What do Jobs statements about and to God indicate?
  • And what do we learn from the responses of God?
  • 7 Brief Background
  • From the land of Uz - which may be equivalent to Edom (Lam 421)
  • Date Customs and institutions may imply patriarchal period for events
  • Authorship and date of composition unknown but likely composed in the framework of the covenant community of Israel
  • 8 Sketch of the Book of Job
  • Narrative framework (chs 1-2, 42)
  • Jobs character established his mediating role
  • Heavenly scenes with God and Satan
  • Epilogue rebuke of friends restoration of Job
  • Jobs initial outburst of grief and pain (3) note the adumbration of Leviathan (38)
  • Three poetic cycles of dialogue, the last of which is incomplete (4-27)
  • Note changing character of friends statements
  • Note Jobs addresses to God increasing pleas for audience
  • Monologues from Job and Elihu (28-37)
  • Gods verbal responses (38-41)
  • 9 Jobs Perceptions of God
  • God is just and sovereign over all creation
  • Dismay over Gods sovereign control over his life
  • God seems to be Jobs Adversary and Job says so!
  • At the same time, Job trusts and hopes for an Advocate (ch 16) and Redeemer (ch 19) who is God
  • 10 Gods Responses to Job
  • Job has neither the knowledge nor the power of God
  • God as Architect, midwife, commander-in-chief
  • Gods sovereign control over all the vast reaches of the universe
  • Note allusions to wild animals no mention of humans
  • Thus, Job cannot claim to speak of the moral realm
  • The figure of Leviathan what does it suggest?
  • Note Isaiah 271 Job 2612-13 and Revelation 12
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