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2018 April 1

St Jerome in the Wilderness (detail) - (c. 1509)
Lorenzo Lotto (c. 1480 - 1556/57)
High Renaissance Style; Venetian School
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy
Image Source: Web Gallery of Arts

     [ Illustration: Today's painting depicts trees embedded among rocks, but dead nonetheless, of the kind mentioned by Bildad in verses 16-19. ]


[ 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: In Job 8, Bildad was the second of Job's friends who accused him.
     Bildad the Shuhite spoke to Job, accusing him of evil (1).
     He said that God did not pervert judgment and justice; therefore, Job's children (who perished) must have been transgressors. And, said Bildad, if Job would seek God and plead with him, and if he were pure and upright, God would prosper him and make his end greater than his beginning (2-7).
     Bildad told Job to search the wisdom of the former age and he would learn the truth (8-10).
     And, said Bildad, those hypocrites who forget God perish like the papyrus or the reed which perish before other plants. Their hope is as flimsy as a spider's web. Such flimsy hope cannot be leaned upon, nor can it be taken hold of (11-15).
     Bildad then switches metaphors, comparing Job to a green plant (probably a tree, or perhaps vines, or weeds). He notes that such a plant might be green before (literally, in the face of) the sun, and it may have its roots wrapped securely around stones, but if it is destroyed from its place the place will not remember it, and other plants will take its place (16-19).
     But, says Bildad, God will not cast away a perfect man, nor will he help evil men. But, (if Job will repent), God will fill his mouth with shouts of laughter; and those wicked ones who hate him will be clothed with shame; and their tents will be no more (20-22).

     [ Sermons: Joseph Pipa. 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.

[11] Genesis 41:2.
[16-17] Job 8:6.
     -- 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 8

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)

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)

B. The Debate (Job 3:1 - Job 37:24)

1. The 3 Rounds of Accusations and Answers (Job 3:1 - Job 31:40)
[They try to accuse Job by comparing his condition to various judgments brought
on various kinds of evil men. They speak in poetical metaphors.]

a. Round 1 (Job 3:1 - Job 14:22)

1). Job Speaks His Lament (Job 3:1 - Job 3:26)
(I long for death.)

2). Eliphaz Replies (Job 4:1 - Job 5:27)
(Accept God's correction.)

3). Job Replies to Eliphaz (Job 6:1 - Job 7:27)
(I need your pity, not your accusations.)

4). Bildad Replies to Job (Job 8:1 - Job 8:22)
(Repentance will restore your fortunes.)

     1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
     2 How long [unto when] wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind? 3 Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice? 4 If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression; 5 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes [If you are early for God], and make thy supplication to the Almighty; 6 If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous. 7 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
     8 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: 9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:) 10 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
     11 Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water? 12 Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb. 13 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish: 14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web. 15 He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure. 16 He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden. 17 His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones . 18 If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee. 19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.
     20 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help [nor will he fasten upon a hand of] the evil doers: 21 Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing. 22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.

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