Title

Job and Work

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-28-2011

Keywords

Job, Bible Commentary, Calling

Abstract

  1. Introduction to Job
  2. Background and Outline (Job)
  3. Theology and Themes (Job)
  4. Prologue (Job 1-2)
    • Job’s Prosperity Acknowledged as God’s Blessing (Job 1:1-12)
    • God Allows Satan to Destroy Job’s Prosperity (Job 1:13-22)
    • God Allows Satan to Destroy Job’s Health (Job 2:1-11)
    • Job’s Friends Arrive to Comfort Him (Job 2:11-13)
  5. Job’s First Lament (Job 3)
  6. Job’s Friends Blame Job for the Calamity (Job 4-23)
    • Job’s Friends Accuse Him of Doing Evil (Job 4-23)
    • Job’s Friends Accuse Him of Abandoning God (Job 8-22)
    • Job Pleads His Case to God (Job 5-13)
    • Job’s Friends Try to Protect God (Job 22-23)
    • Job’s Complaints Take on Special Significance for Our Work (Job 24)
  7. Wisdom Revealed (Job 28)
  8. Job’s Second Lament (Job 29-42)
    • Job Falls into Nostalgia and Self-Justification (Job 29-30)
    • Job’s Ethical Practices Apply to the Workplace (Job 31)
  9. Dialogue with Elihu (Job 32-37)
  10. God appears (Job 38-42:9)
    • Who Can Comprehend the Wisdom of God? (Job 38:4-42:6)
    • God Denounces Job’s friends (Job 42:7-9)
  11. Epilogue — Job’s Prosperity Restored (Job 42:7-17)
  12. Key Verses and Themes in Job

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