Job - BIBLEASLITERATURE Lectures23&24 March17and19,2010...

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BIBLE AS LITERATURE March 17 and 19, 2010
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ADMINISTRATIVE Come to class on Friday. REMEMBER, Quiz 5 is on the Monday after we  get back from Spring Break. Covers: The David Story-Job  Have an outstanding Spring Break!!
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RECALL Proverbs: Wisdom enables success and prosperity.   Foolishness condemns one to unhappiness Wisdom is insight into the laws of the moral  universe and implementing them in one’s own  conduct. God is the guarantor of the moral order. Ecclesiastes: Wisdom is futile as a path to success.   True wisdom is acceptance of the limits of  human life and obtaining harmony with the  natural cycles While God is removed from the ups and downs  of human life, God is still firmly in control.
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JOB Suffering and Wisdom
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STRUCTURE OF JOB Frame Narrative Job 1-2, 42:7-17 Third-person prose narration  provides exposition and conclusion.  Past tense Dialogue Job 3:1-42:6 First-person poetic speech  provides meditation about and argument concerning  the events of the exposition. Present tense
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FRAME NARRATIVE: Prologue, Job 1-2
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THE CHARACTER OF JOB: THE RIGHTEOUS PATRIARCH “There was once a man in the land of Uz  whose name was Job.” “That man was blameless and upright,  one who feared God and turned away from  evil.” Narrator’s judgment confirmed by direct  speech of God (1:8) “blamelessness” directly related to his wealth: Wealth of children (7 sons/3 daughters) Wealth of property Distinction of position: “greatest of all the people of  the east”
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THE HEAVENLY COURT “The Satan” Heb.= “prosecutor, adversary” Not an opponent to God, but a member of the  divine court. Task is to expose the hidden wrongdoings that  take place on earth. The Challenge Problem: How to differentiate between  enlightened self-interest and authentic virtue? Proposal: Remove the rewards, and then let’s  see! Challenge accepted: “only do not stretch out  your hand against him” (1:12)
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TEST AND VICTORY First attack: Livestock, servants, children simultaneously  destroyed. First response Narrator’s conclusion: “In all this Job did not sin or  charge God with wrongdoing” (1:22) Narrator’s conclusion “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;  blessed be the name of the Lord” (1:21).
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A SECOND ROUND Second challenge God’s taunt: “He still persists in his integrity, although  you incited me against him, to destroy him for no  reason” (2:3) “Skin for skin!” Acceptance: “Only spare his life” (2:6) Second attack
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