The theme of the Book of Job is the perseverance of the human spirit. Job loses everything but he does not lose his faith in God. “Job refuses to curse God” (Book). Job has not done anything to deserve this, but it is a test from God and Satan to see if Job is actually as
If the writer of Job was Moses the book could have been written in the 10th century BC. If Solomon wrote the book of Job, then it could have been written in the 11th century BC. Nonetheless, whenever Job was written it is clear that the people surrounding Job took his situation very seriously. During the time of Job people took the number of livestock, number of children and physical health as an indication of one’s relationship with God. People figured the more someone had and the better their life was that God was pleased with them and the work they are doing. However, if someone was sick and could not have children many took this as a sign that God was upset with the way that person was living and should repent. Job’s companion Bildad even says, “Does God pervert Justice? Or does the Almighty pervert the right?” (O’Day 694). During this moment Bildad is asking Job does he really believe that God is not just, and looks upon the innocent with favor, and looks down on evil. Before Job’s story during this time there was really no documentation for God testing someone in such a way, so to many this is a first. No one during this time would ever question God’s reason for taking things from someone, because it was usually for a just reason. However, during this time period after Job’s story, many people including Job himself may have seen God as “devious, fashioning mortals with an ulterior motive to discover their weaknesses and harass them until they die.” (Habel 61). Meaning that this would have scared many people about God and what he wanted from them. Many people during this time lived good lives in order to stay in God’s favor, so a story like this would bring many questions for them. They would want to know whether they safe from God’s random wrath? Would they be next? If God could do this to a righteous person does it make sense to be
Job was an upright man, without sin or fault. He was God's favored, and because of this, was granted wealth and progeny beyond the dreams of most mortal men.
Later in the book Job’s friends tell him that he must have sinned very badly in order to have such terrible things to happen to him, Job’s
In the book of Job, Job walks through life making sure his actions and words are carefully chosen, and even goes as far as to burn offerings for sins yet committed. The book of Job, and then later the modern take titled J.B., was a new display from God, showing that bad things can happen to good people. The book of Job made it clear in the bible that God was not giving or taking anything because of our own achievement, but that all things good and bad are from God. Archibald Macleish tries to reenact Job in a more modern version that new readers today might find easier, and although so aspects might be off from the original text, the story of J.B. follows closely to Job’s story line. One area that can be compared when looking at both texts
The Book of Job is of wisdom genre. Job was a righteous, rich man. God and Satan have a confrontation regarding Job’s faith in God. God allows Satan to test Job by taking away his family, sheep, camels, and servants. Job was passed the test. Job was tested again. This time it was his health that was taken away. Job speaks to his three friends and curses the day he was born. The four of them have a lengthy conversation as to why Job is being punished. Elihu enters the conversation and becomes somewhat angry with Job’s lack of faith in God. God speaks to Job in question form. Job repents. God speaks the three friends and advises them to sacrifice a burnt offering. Job was them made prosperous and was “given twice as much as he had before” by God.
The next interesting person of the book is Satan (“accuser” in Jewish). His name perfectly reflects his role in the book. Unlike in the New Testament, Satan is depicted as one of the angels in the heaven. He is perceived as a secretary of God, even though he is actually an advocate of the Devil. Satan is the ultimate reason of Job’s sufferings, as he was the one who challenged people faith in God and suggested Him to test a human
First of all, Job has faced a hard test by God. He faced a lot of difficulties to pass the obstacles and he did not loose his trust in God. He always knew that God will not let him suffer for long especially he is a righteous guy. The most hurtful test was when they killed his children and took his whole money and he still did not listen to his wife and curse God. He got also destroy physically by Satan and he was in a huge pain and he still refused to disloyal to God.
The Book of Job is a profound story about a man who was "perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil" (Job 1:1). Job was a man who had a loving family, prospered and was very wealthy. For whatever reason, Satan challenged God regarding Job. Satan told God that if everything were taken away from Job, he would surely curse God. It was a “bet” of sorts. So God gave Satan the power to destroy everything Job had with the exception of Job’s life. Satan took away Job’s possessions,
At this internship I have been able to apply my scholarly knowledge to my working experience. The main classes that have helped me in this work experience is Career in Professional Development I & II, Business Ethnics, Management of Organizations, Principles of Marketing, Financial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting.
In stark contrast to God’s presence in Genesis, the character of God in Job strays from the ideal perfection of the divine. The concept of the ideal manifested in Genesis is embodied in God’s moral, reasonable, and rational behavior. In Job, on the other hand, rather than being reasonable, methodical, and creating life, God displays more human characteristics and plays the role of both creator and destroyer. The book of Job begins with God’s boastful bargain with Satan, which subsequently leads God to allow the total destruction of Job’s family and livelihood. Job is even attacked physically with “loathsome sores… from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head” (Job 2:7). In an uncharacteristically immoral decision, God gives Satan the power do
Throughout the course of my workplace practices class I have participated in a consisted of completing assignments and work experience regarding my career pathways. As I look back and reflect on my time at this course, I am able to explore the graduate qualities and capabilities I have achieved over the duration of this study period, as well as the skills and abilities I need to improve on. Graduate qualities are skills that have been learned by students throughout the course of their schooling life, for example, it is a learning outcome of a program specifically stating the things that's been learned by students who have completed that program of study. In this reflection, I will be discussing about my strength and weakness personal
The Book of Job has been praised but also neglected all at the same time. Its literary work is written in a poetry sense with a prose format and considered one of the greatest pieces of literature of all time. The Book of Job is one of first book of five generally called "The Books of Poetry", which contain Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. The Book of Job is written in the Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible and the main theme that is seeks out is "Why does God allow the righteous to suffer?" First of all I will be talking about the origins and history of the book, and then I will give a brief summary on the story and theme of what the Book of Job is addressing. I will then be breaking down, in
When conducting an interview I carefully read the contact with other. I knew I was interviewing someone from a different culture so I had to understand the ethnic community she was from which was Hispanic. I also was very focused on the professional self-disclosure because we were talking about a lot of personal things. I tried to humanize our relationship before I asked tough questions, this helps to create a sense of bonding. I was also very careful of my communication style, I always wanted to ask her questions in a positive manner and I was always actively listening to her responses.