Job, on the other hand, recognizes that the system is more randomized and thus more scary, hence 6. Better things wey dey inside bible job no let imself think about things wey no be true. He is the most impetuous and dogmatic of the three. Explain what job has been through and then talk about his friends and their advice. After jobs complaints in job 3, eliphaz is the first of the friends to speak. Job made his last speech in rebuttal to eliphaz, bildad, and zophar. What did job s three friends have wrong, and what did they. He was a descendant of shuah, son of abraham and keturah genesis 25. Elihu was also angry at eliphaz, bildad, and zophar because they had failed to solve the controversy they had found no answer, while at the same time they were in elihus opinion too harsh against job and yet had condemned job. Now when job s three friends heard of all this evil that had come on him, they each came from his own place.
The author of the book of job incorporated the folk book into his work in a manner still showing traces of the component parts. Famed as the antiheroes of the book of job, eliphaz the temanite, bildad the shuhite and zophar the naamathite deliver some of the longest uninterrupted. What did jobs three friends have wrong, and what did they have. It takes about 75 minutes to read it through aloud. Anyhow, one day back in august i think 1994 the holy spirit led me to read job and i was fascinated. Eliphaz, bildad and zophar 1 ancient pagan religions prescribed three treatments for those in jobs condition. Describe zophar and tell what he thought about job 6.
Job and his friends were living during the lifetime of noah and his sons and had heard the account of the flood. They insist his suffering is punishment for sin in his life. Eliphaz the temanite, and bildad the shuhite, and zophar the naamathite. Role play job s conversation with eliphaz, bildad, and zophar.
Bildad, also spelled baldad, in the old testament, one of the three principal comforters of job. Eliphaz the temanite is the symbol of human experience or history. When job s three friends eliphaz, bildad and zophar heard of his adversity, they came to visit him, saying they wanted to comfort him job 2. Each man urged job to repent so that god would have mercy on him. Perhaps both behemoth and leviathan refer to dinosaur species, or perhaps. Nov 23, 2011 they accuse job of committing sin against god, hence gods judgement of job, while job maintains his innocence of any sin and, while still under judgement, praises god. The families of eliphaz, bildad, and zophar had spoken to the original occupants of the ark, and they knew. These guys have plenty to say, and job isnt their biggest fan. At this point, we hope that you have read the whole book 23 times. The force of jobs protest is all the greater because it is set against the conventional pieties of his comforters, eliphaz, bildad, and zophar, who respond to each of his laments with blind insistence that, if god punishes job, job must deserve it somehow.
Job is the title of the book in the hebrew, greek septuagint, latin vulgate, and english. The word temanite probably indicates that he was an edomite, or member of a palestinian people descended from esau. Eliphaz the temanite, bildad the shuhite, and zophar the naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and to comfort him. Job s three friends eliphaz, bildad and zophar by zac poonen. Perhaps, therefore, the mysterious and notorious extinction of the dinosaurs is a. Eliphaz the temanite was one of job s three friends who showed up to comfort job but ended up adding to his misery by asserting that job s suffering was a punishment for secret sin. Eliphaz, bildad, and zopharfalse accusers book of job. Where did the biblical story of creation come from. Eliphaz, bildad, and zophar article about eliphaz, bildad. However, all three wrongly assumed that jobs suffering was the result of some hidden sin. How was it possible for people to accurately record the.
This quiz asks questions about it, and also gives a brief summary of the book while doing so. Why was god angry about what eliphaz, bildad, and zophar said to. At this point, jobs three friends, eliphaz, bildad, and zophar enter the scene. The families of eliphaz, bildad, and zophar had spoken to the.
They accuse job of committing sin against god, hence gods judgement of job, while job maintains his innocence of any sin and, while still under judgement, praises god. Jobs three friends, eliphaz, bildad and zophar used similar arguments in attempting to answer job. Jan 24, 2015 in job 2, distaster has fallen upon job and hes not having a great day. How have the religious leaders of christendom in particular played the counterparts of eliphaz, bildad and zophar. Some think that the book of job is trying to answer the ageold question, why.
Eliphaz the temanite was one of jobs three friends who showed up to comfort job but ended up adding to his misery by asserting that jobs suffering was a punishment for secret sin. These creatures are not hippopotamuses or crocodiles, and certainly not dinosaurs. They believed there were no exceptions to the rule that god blesses good people and punishes bad people in this life. Let someone play job, eliphaz, bildad, zophar, and elihu. Who was job, when did he live, and where did he live. If the latter, the book of job represents anyone grappling with gods justice. The final speech by a friend in the first cycle is that of zophar who speaks in chapter 11.
The book of job is one of the most profound pieces of writing ever to grace the. Role play jobs conversation with eliphaz, bildad, and zophar. He is called the shuhite, probably as belonging to shuah, a district in arabia, in which shuah, the sixth son of abraham by keturah, settled genesis 25. Every major character in the bookjob, eliphaz, bildad, zophar, and. Sep 14, 2016 the book of job is quite possibly the strangest book in the hebrew bible, and is notoriously difficult to date. Eliphaz, bildad, and zopharpeople wey blame job bible book. I weary of longwinded philosophers waxing eloquent. Job s three friends eliphaz, bildad and zophar by zac. Bildads arguments with job reveal him to be a sage who looks to the authority of tradition.
There are also conversations recorded in the book of job other than the speeches of job, eliphaz, bildad, zophar, and elihu such as the. Zophar the naamathite is the symbol of human merit or moral law. Unlike friends bildad and eliphaz, zophar only speaks twice to job. Jobs three friends eliphaz, bildad and zophar by zac poonen when jobs three friends eliphaz, bildad and zophar heard of his adversity, they came to visit him, saying they wanted to comfort him job 2. Eliphaz, bildad, zophar and e l i h u in our study of this book of job, we will discover the ageold battle between our. Jobs friends, eliphaz, bildad, and zophar, denied that job was righteous because yahweh is just and. Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused. The many references to the flood in the book of job are couched in the.
Outwardly good, he is, they hold, really a bad man. Job, jobs wife, jobs three friends eliphaz, bildad and zophar and finally a. Despite minor differences, eliphaz, bildad, and zophar have one view of the problem of job s afflictions. What did job s three friends have wrong, and what did they have right. After the lord allowed satan to afflict job, three of his friends, eliphaz, bildad, and zophar, came to comfort him. Job, though, remains devoted to god through all of this and contends that his life has not been one of sin. Eliphaz the temanite, in the old testament book of job chapters 4, 5, 15, 22, one of three friends who sought to console job, who is a biblical archetype of unmerited suffering. But they didnt actually comfort him at all, when we see the way they spoke to him later on. Conventional wisdom told eliphaz that god should immediately punish the wicked as that would be the just thing to do.
His comments can be found in job chapter 11 and 20. Job s three friends eliphaz, bildad and zophar sermon index. Although the book of job is a complex work composed of many different. In essence, job is an essay on the problem of evil. Bildad the shuhite is the symbol of human tradition or philosophy. In chapters 67 job responds and bildad addresses him in job 8. Now when jobs three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, eliphaz the temanite, bildad the shuhite, and zophar the naamathite. Accused job of empty talk and told him to put away his evil practices. The three friends of job represent three ways of solving the mysterious problems of divine government in the affairs of men. Like the other two comforters, bildad and eliphaz, zophar emphasizes an old hebrew conceptsuffering is the inevitable lot of the evil man.
In his second speech to job at the end of the book of job, the lord mentions two powerful and fearsome creatures, behemoth an. Now when job s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place. Eliphaz and job would agree that god gives and god takes away, but eliphaz believes that this system corresponds to who does evil and who does good. Throughout the book of job, this is the major question that god is answering. Describe bildad and tell what he thought about job. Jobs flood facts the institute for creation research. Better things wey dey inside bible talk wetin go make people strong for mind, mek dem fit do more mek we dey live like christian new way to take start to dey preach april 11 17 show more. It is unwise to pull an isolated verse from the book of job and use it to.
These friends come to see job when they hear of the calamity that has befallen him and the whole middle chunk of job is a conversation between all four guys. Are dinosaurs described in the bible, in the book of job. Job and his three friends, eliphaz, bildad, and zophar job 4. Job s three friends, eliphaz, bildad, and zophar, have historically been known for offering lengthy speeches that resulted in their being condemned by god job 42. The use of this preexisting material very cleverly placed the problem outside of palestine, thereby excluding the possible objection of orthodox theology that such a casea perfectly righteous man persecuted by yhwh. Every major character in the bookjob, eliphaz, bildad, zophar, and elihuassumed that god governed humankind on the basis of retribution. Job begins his response with remarkable sarcasm directed at his friends, whose approach has been impervious to his suffering 26. Apr 01, 2020 jobs three friends eliphaz, bildad and zophar, come to comfort him and to discuss his crushing series of tragedies. I, also noticed that the health and wealth doctrine is nothing new. Jan 02, 2020 however, eliphaz, along with bildad and zophar, failed in his attempt to comfort his suffering friend. Jobs closing response in the first cycle appears in chapters 1214. Modern creationist and flood geologists can only surmise what may have happened during the year of the flood.999 494 1525 1245 307 493 1647 1675 675 881 288 331 491 1155 234 546 450 544 654 533 1170 690 839 1327 460 1155 1418 1333 306 363 753 837 1028 1073 653 1474 363 854 1287 3 503 162