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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].
[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 8: Job 9, Job 10].
 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. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
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 BIBLES
Job Detailed Outline
The Book of Job
(THE JUSTICE AND THE WISDOM OF THE COVENANT GOD)
2085 B.C., Uz
The wisdom and blessing of exercising faith during undeserved suffering
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.)
Tomorrow's Picture: TBA
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