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2018 March 26

Image 1: Satan - (Detail from The Last Judgment) - (1580s)
Jacob de Backer (c. 1555 - c. 1585)
Mannerism Style
National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Image Source: Wikimedia


Image 2: Satan Smiting Job with Boils (c. 1826)
William Blake (1757-1827)
Symbolist and Romanticism Style
Tate Britain, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Christ Images


Image 3: Job Mocked by Wife (1630)
Georges La Tour (1593-1652)
Baroque Style
Musee Departemental des Vosges, Vosges, France
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art


Image 4: Job and His Friends (1869)
Ilya-Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930)
Realism Style
The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Image Source: Christ Images


Image 5: Job and His Friends (c. 1810)
Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757-1825)
Rococo Style
The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Image Source: Bible Library

     [ Illustration: First Image depicts Satan's character symbolically -- the way he would appear to God (as evil and brutish) in his first appearance before God in the previous chapter and in his second appearance in this chapter. The Second Image shows Satan afflicting Job with boils. The Third Image shows the wife of Job urging him to repudiate God. The Fourth Image depicts the arrival of Job's friends and their anguish for Job. The Fifth Image shows Job and his friends during their week of silence; in the background is Elihu, who remains silent until the end of the book. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: Job 2 describes the last affliction of Job -- the loss of his physical well-being. And it describes the reaction of Job, of Job's wife, and of Job's friends.
     Satan came before God a second time to accuse Job. On this occasion he said that if God brought bodily suffering upon Job that Job would curse God to his face. So the LORD said, "Behold, he is in your hand; but save his life" (1-6).
     So Satan struck Job with boils from the sole of his foot to the top of his head. And Job took a pottery fragment and scraped himself and sat down among the ashes (7-8).
     Job's wife advised him to curse God and die. But Job said that she spoke like one of the foolish women. And he said, "What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?" So, once again, Job did not sin with his lips (9-10).
     When Job's three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, heard of Job's sufferings they came to mourn with him and to comfort him. When they saw him, they did not recognize him. And they wept greatly, they tore their clothing, they sprinkled dust on their heads. And they sat with him on the ground. And, for a week, no one spoke a word to him, because his grief was so great (11-13).

     [ Sermons: Eric Alexander. Various. ]

Bile Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

[1] Job 1:7.
[4] Job 1:9.
[6] 2 Timothy 2:13.
[9] Micah 7:6; Matthew 10:36.
[10] Matthew 26:39-42; Hebrews 5:8.
[11] Genesis 36:4; Genesis 36:10-11; Jeremiah 47:7; Genesis 25:2; Genesis 4:22; 1 Kings 14:21; Genesis 46:21; Numbers 26:40; 2 Kings 5:1.
[12] Luke 15:20.
[13] 2 Samuel 12:16; Genesis 1:10; 1 Samuel 31:13; Ezekiel 3:15.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Job Detailed Outline

The Book of Job


2085 B.C., Uz

The wisdom and blessing of exercising faith during undeserved suffering

Job 2

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1. The Affliction of Job (Job 1:1 - Job 2:10)

2. The Second Affliction (Job 2:1 - Job 2:10)
(His health is destroyed)

     1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered [Have you put your heart toward] my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. 4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. 5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. 6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
     7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. 8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.
     9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

2. The Debate About Job's Affliction (Job 2:11 - Job 37:24)

A. The 3 Debaters: Their Week of Silence(Job 2:11 - Job 2:13)
(Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, Zophar the Naamathite)

     11 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 the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him. 12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. 13 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great [is great exceedingly].

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