Theology 09-26-11 - Questions for the Book of Job: This is...

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Questions for the Book of Job: This is a book of wisdom literature which is meant to take a philosophical approach to various ideas of existence. The framework for this book has many poetic speeches which are meant to describe why bad things happen to good people. Job is not a historical figure but he represents us and the person of our ancestors. Written during the Babylonian exile and thus one of the main themes is death. 1. What is the agreement made in chapters 1-2 between God and Satan, regarding Job? How do Job, his wife, and friends respond to this situation? What is your evaluation of God's agreement to test Job in this story? The agreement between God and Satan says that Satan can take away or do whatever he wants to Job, essentially trying to turn him away from God. The purpose is to see if Job is truly a man of God or if Satan can turn him around towards him. Very similar story to the sacrifice of Isaac in the sense that God is testing whether Job follows him because of the gifts he was given or because of true devotion. Through the whole
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2011 for the course THEOLOGY 100 taught by Professor Farley during the Fall '11 term at Saint Louis.

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Theology 09-26-11 - Questions for the Book of Job: This is...

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