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2018 May 1

Image 1: The Stealing of the Dead Body of St Mark (1562-1566)
Tintoretto (1518-1594)
Renaissance Style
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art


Image 2: When the Morning Stars Sang Together (c. 1804-1807 / Alternate Date, 1820)
William Blake (1757-1827)
Romanticism Style
The Morgan Library, and Museum, New York, New York, USA
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The First Illustration above depicts the strange juxtaposition of a destructive whirlwind (hurricane) and a deliverance (of the body of Mark from pagan desecration). Likewise, in the last chapters of Job, the LORD comes in a terrifying whirlwind putting Job on trial, but in the end, justifying and delivering him. The Second Illustration depicts one of the most famous phrases in the book of Job and in Scripture: "when the morning stars sang together." ]


[ 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 38, the LORD begins to speak to Job. His words continue till the end of the book in chapter 42.
     The LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind (1).
     He told Job that Job was darkening counsel by words without knowledge; and he demanded that Job answer his questions. His questions in this chapter concern nature -- the thing with which Job was most familiar (2-3).
     The LORD's first set of questions were about creation. He challenged Job to tell him where Job was when he laid the foundations of the earth and measured it out. He wanted Job to tell him upon what the earth's foundations were laid and who laid the cornerstone. He informed Job that on that occasion the morning stars sang together and the sons of God (the angels) shouted for joy. And he asked Job who put the sea under control as if it had been enclosed by a swaddling band or closed in with bars and doors so that it could come to a certain place but could go no further (4-11).
     He then asked Job if he was able to make the morning begin or to shake the wicked out of the earth and break their strength (12-15).
     He wanted to know if Job had seen the springs of the sea or had searched its depths. He asked Job if he had entered the gates of death or seen its doors. He asked if Job had explored the breadth of the earth (16-18).
     He wanted Job to tell him where light and darkness dwelt, or knew its full extent, or if he was there when it was born. He asked Job if he had seen the treasures of the snow or the hail which he used as weapons of war. He wanted Job to tell him if he knew how the light was parted or how the east wind came upon the earth (19-24).
     He demanded that Job tell him who made a watercourse for the waters or who made a path for the lightning. He asked Job who causes it to rain in the wilderness and bring forth the tender herbs (25-27).
     He asked him if the rain or the dew had a father, or if the ice had a mother, or if someone had engendered the frost -- the things which make water as hard as stone and freeze the face of the deep (28-30).
     He asked Job if he could bind the Pleiades or release the bands or Orion. He asked if Job could bring forth the zodiac constellations (Mazzaroth, month by month) or guide Arcturus (the Bear constellation) with its sons (the tail stars, or perhaps the nearby stars that rotate around the North Pole with it). He asked him if he knew the ordinances of heaven or if he could establish the dominion of heaven over earth (31-33).
     He asked if Job could cause the clouds to cover him with rain or send forth the lightning or call it to appear before him. He wanted Job to tell him who had put wisdom and understanding within. He asked him who cold number the clouds or who could stop them from producing rain, causing the earth to become dry and hard (34-38).
     He asked Job if he was able to hunt prey for the lion or feed the young lions which crouch in their dens and lie in wait. He asked him who provides food for the ravens when its chicks cry to God and wander in search of food (39-41).

     [ Sermons: Brian Borgman 1. Brian Borgman 2. 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.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Job 38: Job 39; Job 40; Job 41; Job 42. ]
[1] Job 42:8.
[2] Job 14:1.
[3] Job 24:15-17.
[23] Joshua 10:11; Psalm 18:13.
     -- 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 38

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

3. The Blessed Outcome of Job's Affliction (Job 38:1 - Job 42:17)

A. He Becomes Humbled (Job 38:1 - Job 42:6)

1. The First Step (Job 38:1 - Job 40:5)

a. The LORD's First Reply (Job 38:1 - Job 40:2)
(Your words are without knowledge. You do not know even the things of Earth, and you cannot control even the things of Earth.)

     1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
     2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
     4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding [you know understanding]. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, 10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, 11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
     12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? 14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. 15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
     16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? 17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? 18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.
     19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof? 21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great? 22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? 24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
     25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; 26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
     28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? 29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? 30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
     31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? 33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
     34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? 35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? 36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart? 37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, 38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
     39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions, 40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? 41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

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