Epistles of Thomas

January 4, 2010

Job 15-17

Filed under: Old Testament — Thomas @ 14:30
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In chapter 15 Eliphaz has another go at explaining Job’s predicament. He is convinced that Job is reaping the just reward for his sin: “But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God. Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty. Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you” (15:4-6). Job is tired of their comfort and retorts: “you are miserable comforters, all of you! Will your long-winded speeches never end?” (16:2b-3a). Job challenges them to try again (17:10) but it seems that he has no hope, only the grave can comfort him (17:13).

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