Iyov (Job) Study

Listen to a verse by verse study I did with Jono Vandoor of Truth2U 5 years ago.


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Who wrote the Book of Job and when was it written? Was Job considered a king and/or priest of sorts? What were Job’s son’s appointed days? Who are “the sons of God”? How are we to understand Satan and the role and authority of the adversary?

Job 1:1 – 1:22
What is known about the council of God? Did Job have leprosy? Moreover, was he in a literal hell while wishing to be in Sheol? Did all his misery befall Job on his birthday?

Job 2:1 – 3:26
Is Job in fact King Jobab of Genesis 36:33-34? Who is Eliphaz and what does his name mean? Who was the shadowy figure that Eliphaz encountered in his vision? Why does Eliphaz mention a tent cord in Job 4:21?
What is the definition of the Hebrew word translated as “my cause” in Job 5:8 and is the Septuagint consistent with the translation of the same word found in Psalm 110:4? Also, what is the understanding of the word Shaddai and does evil come from God?

Job 5:1 – 27
How do we reconcile God as Father with His decision to inflict Job with suffering? In Job 6:9 Job pleads that it would please God to crush him, can a connection be found between this verse regarding God’s servant, Job, and Isaiah 53:10 in reference to God’s servant, Israel? Is Job begging God to finish him and take his life?

Job 6:1 – 7:21
In addition to working through Bildad’s response to Job, Ira addresses the question, how are we to correctly comprehend the concept of evil from a Tanakh perspective?

Job 8:1 – 22
In chapter 9, Job, for lack of a mediator, speaks in his own defense in what progressively develops into a hypothetical court hearing, even though Job acknowledges from the very beginning that his appeals are futile.

Job 9:1 – 35
Taking into consideration Job’s righteousness, the fact that he was fearfully and wonderfully made, and his present situation, is it fair that he should question God?

Job 10:1 – 22
Here in chapter 11 Job’s third friend, Zophar the Naamathite, speaks for the first time and calls Job to repent. His speech is brief yet his accusations are both brash and offensively condescending to poor Job. Also, listen as Ira recounts his and Nehemia’s recent experience at a Sunday morning mega church!

Job 11:1 – 20
As Job replies to Zophar and answers his critical friends, the question arises, is it our duty to defend God?

Job 12:1 – 13:19
As Job continues in his life of relentless pain, he addresses God as best he can and appeals his case directly to Him. Job pleads that God, as plaintiff, uncover the specific charges He holds against him rather than continue being his Judge.

Job 13:20 – 14:22
Chapter 15 of the Book of Job begins round two of the verbal assault inflicted on poor Job by his so called friends. As at first, Eliphaz is the first to respond to Job, but this time he takes off the gloves and picks up the baseball bat!

Job 15:1 – 35

Again Job replies to his so-called friends but soon shifts his focus to God, pleading for somebody to testify on his behalf or else be allowed to die.

Job 16:1 -17:16
In Bildad’s second verbal assault on Job we ask the question: who is “the firstborn of death” and “the king of terrors” whom he references in Job 18:13-14?

Job 18:1 – 21
If all Job’s ten children are dead why does he refer to them as if they are still living in Job 19:17? Also, Is there a hint of a resurrection in the latter part of the chapter?

Job 19:1 – 29
Upon Ira’s return from vacation snakes and vomit seem to be the prevailing themes of Zophar’s sermon through which he likens Job to the wicked man!

Job 20:1 – 29
As Jeremiah asked in Jeremiah 12:1, “Why does the wicked prosper? Why are those happy who deal so treacherously?” Does God lay up one’s iniquity for his children? In Job 21:24, “His breasts are full of milk”?!? Also, is Job 21:30 speaking of a final Judgement Day?

Job 21:1- 34
Here in chapter 22 is Eliphaz’s misguided last ditch effort in convicting Job and bringing him to repentance and reconciliation with God.

Job 22:1 – 30
On the first day of the pagan new year we consider the Hebrew word “Echad” found in Job 23:13, “He is one”

Job 23:1-17
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And if it be not so now, who will prove me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth? – Job 24:25

Job 24:1-25
Is Bildad or Job speaking in chapter 25? Can a man be righteous in God’s eyes? Why, in Job 26:6, is “Destruction” capitalized? Why, in Job 26:12, does God strike down Rahab? Who is the “Elusive Serpent” of Job 26:13?

Job 25:1 – 26:14
I will tell you about the hand of God; What is with the Almighty I will not conceal. Surely all of you have seen it; Why then do you behave with complete nonsense? – Job 27:11-12

Job 27:1-23
And unto man He said: “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” – Job 28:28

Job 28:1-28
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When I went out to the gate of the city, when I prepared my seat in the square, the young men saw me and withdrew, and the aged rose and stood; the princes refrained from talking and laid their hand on their mouth; the voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth. – Job 29:7-10

Job 29:1-25
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And now my soul is poured out because of my plight; The days of affliction take hold of me. My bones are pierced in me at night, And my gnawing pains take no rest. Job 30:16-17

Job 30:1-31
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Does not he see my ways and number all my steps? If I have walked with falsehood and my foot has hastened to deceit; Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity! – Job 31:4-6

Job 31:1-40
I also will answer my part, I too will declare my opinion. For I am full of words; The spirit within me compels me! – Job 32:17-18

Job 32:1-22
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If there be for him an angel, a mediator, one of the thousand, to declare to man what is right for him, and he is merciful to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down into the pit; I have found a ransom. – Job 33:23-24

Job 33:1 – 34:37
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I’m not sure about this picture… they all seem a little unimpressed, if not shocked, that Elihu is not wearing any clothes! Even Job’s wife is refusing to look up. Why he didn’t think to get dressed before he gave his speech, I don’t know?

Job 35: – 36:23
Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, the thunder from His canopy? Do you know how the clouds are balanced, those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge? – Job 36:29 & 37:16

Job 36:24 – 37:24
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Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword. Upon him rattle the quiver, the flashing spear, and the javelin. With fierceness and rage he swallows the ground; he cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet. When the trumpet sounds, he says ‘Aha!’ He smells the battle from afar, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting. – Job 39:19-25

Job 38:1 – 39:30
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Now take the Behemoth, whom I made as I did you…He is the first of God’s works; Only his Maker can draw the sword against him…Can you draw out Leviathan by a fishhook? …Lay a hand on him and you will never think of battle again! – Job 40

Job 40:1 – 41:34
YKVK gave Job twice as much as he had before…and blessed his latter days more than his beginning…after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his children and grandchildren to the forth generation. So Job died, old and full of years. – Job 42:10,12,16-17

Job 42:1-17

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