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2018 April 11

The Condemned Cell (1869-1872)
Mihaly Munkacsy (1844-1900)
Romanticism Style; Dusseldorf School
Magyar Nemzeti Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The painting above reflects Bildad's view of Job -- a man condemned, about to die, and on the verge of losing all. ]


[ 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 18, Bildad gives his second answer to Job. In the previous two chapters, Job complained that he was condemned to death, though innocent.
     Bildad told Job to stop speaking and listen to him and his friends. He addressed Job with a plural "you," probably meaning that Job and those like him should shut up and listen to him and his friends. He asked Job why he considered him and his friends to be like vile beasts. He said that Job was tearing himself apart in his anger. And he asked Job if the earth should be forsaken for him and the rock moved out of its place. In other words, should men and nature give way to his will? (1-4).
     Bildad then offered a series of unfavorable comparisons between Job and the wicked, implying that Job was guilty of all the negative things of which he spoke. He said that the light of the wicked would be put out; that no light would be in his tent. He said that the strength of the wicked would fail and his own counsel would cast him down. He said he would be caught in his own snare. He said that the "firstborn of death would devour his strength; and the "king of terrors" would come upon him. He would be burned with brimstone. He would dry up, root and branch. His name would perish. He would be"driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world." He would have neither son, nor nephew, nor family (to help him, to comfort him, or to carry on his name). His contemporaries and his successors would be astonished. These are the things that happen to the wicked and those who do not know God. And by implication, therefore, Job was wicked and did not know God (5-21).

     [ Sermons: William Still. 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.

[3] Job 13:4; Job 16:2.
[4] Job 15:4; Job 14:18.
[7] Psalm 141:10.
[8] Job 10:16.
[11] Job 15:21.
[12] Genesis 49:3.
[16] Job 8:12.
[17] Jeremiah 35:19.
     -- 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 18

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

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

b. Round 2 (Job 15:1 - Job 21:34)

1). Eliphaz Replies to Job (Job 15:1 - Job 15:35)
(Man is not pure, and wicked men {like you} suffer torment.)

2). Job Replies to Eliphaz (Job 16:1 - Job 17:16)
(You are miserable comforters.)

3). Bildad Replies to Job (Job 18:1 - Job 18:21)
(The lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.)

     1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
     2 How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak. 3 Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight? 4 He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
     5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine. 6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him. 7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down. 8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare. 9 The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him. 10 The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way. 11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet. 12 His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side. 13 It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength. 14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors. 15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation. 16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off. 17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street [the face of the street]. 18 He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world. 19 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings. 20 They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted. 21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.

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