There was a man in the land of uz, whose name was job we have observed in the argument, that the firstborn son of nahor, abrahams brother, was called uz. Divisions of the book description of jobs trials ch. Title, author and date, background and setting, historical and theological themes, interpretive challenges and an outline by chapter and verse. Commentaries for the book of job the piety and prosperity of job. Here, as when he sent his son, gods last plea was the manifestation of his own character. The skeptical character of the symposium, with its challenge to timehonored views, most likely would have kept the book of job out of the canon of old testament writings had some additions not been made to. The book of job, which deals with deepseated conflict between the integrity of god and the integrity of man and belongs to a group of writings known as wisdom literature, surpasses any of its known babylonian or egyptian forerunners in the beauty of its poetic discourses and in its insight. In the first cycle the friends are content to talk generalities, without venturing to apply their doctrine directly to job. Special introduction for this chapter we have read twenty commentaries on this chapter and find no help in any of them. John hartley the book of job new international commentary on the old testament, 1988. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of bible. Later on in the book, the lord rebukes all the counsel of jobs friends. Commentary on the book of job by matthew henry old.
The book of job is rightly understood to be a masterpiece of hebrew poetry and western literature. Introductions to every book of the bible by dr john macarthur. This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. Many copies of the hebrew bible place it after the. The gripping and challenging book of job is perhaps one of the most fascinating books of the old testament, and it begins a new division in the scriptures. God says to job, now i want you to pray for your friends these three dear men, so stubborn, so sure that they had all the answers, so well meaning, so sincere, so dedicated, but such utter blunderers. Eliphaz is the first of job s friends to respond to job. And there is a reality called satan who challenges god that his man is not as good as he thinks he is.
Commentaries on bible books genesis joshua and ruth judges 1 samuel ezra, nehemiah, and esther job. When teaching our adult sunday school class on job, my old bible college proffesor recommended this volume and it opened the book of job to me in new and exciting ways. Free bible lessons free bible lessons 16 life lessons and commentary from the book of job job bible study. The blue letter bible ministry and the blb institute hold to the historical, conservative christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of scripture. Jobs final speech in his own defense is probably where the book originally ended. Jan 23, 2006 for a good whole bible commentary, matthew henrys commentary on the whole bible has been a great devotional commentary for millions of christians. The big picture of job is that there was a man who was, in one sense, blameless in gods sight. The book of job cambridge bible commentaries on the old testament norman c.
The loss of jobs property, and the death of his children. Andersen job tyndale old testament commentaries, 1976. For commentary on each book see also commentaries on the whole bible, commentaries on the old testament and commentaries on the new testament above. Job 1 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Bible study notes and commentary on the old testament book of proverbs. It is plain, from this history, that the lord watched over his servant job with the affection of a wise and loving father. For students, pastors, and teachers, check out the list of s top 50 bestselling commentaries. The book of job tells the story of a man called job. Job tyndale old testament commentaries book 14 kindle edition by andersen, francis i download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. We may be sure that the author was an israelite, since he not job or his friends frequently uses the israelite covenant name for god yahweh. Scripture quotations marked niv are from the new international. The book of job free bible commentaries and bible study tools. Bob utley, retired professor of hermeneutics biblical interpretation table of contents.
Thus the sacred numbers, three and seven, often occur. Brief explanations of the technical resources used in. Aug 16, 2018 16 life lessons and commentary from the book of job job bible study job was a very rich man, and although he did not belong to the people of israel, he worshiped the lord and was a truly good person. Justin taylor is executive vice president for book publishing and publisher for books at crossway. The book of job cambridge bible commentaries on the old. Job upbraids his friends with the good opinion they had of their own wisdom compared with his. View the entire commentary more information on commentaries. Read the book of job from the bible with full chapters, highlighted popular verses, and helpful bible commentary for studying scripture. The book of job is one of the most problematic portions of the bible and has called forth a variety of interpretations. For francis andersen, the old testament book about job is one of the supreme offerings of the human mind to the living god and one of the best gifts of god to humanity.
There are no references to the law of moses, the tabernacle, the priesthood, the judges or kings, etc. The crivoice bible study focuses on what you personally might learn and apply in your life. Job commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. So job thought that god caused the problems job 19. As paul stevens leads you through twelvesession lifeguide bible study, jobs. The book of job, like the books of the old testament, closes with the theophany the appearance of god. Brief explanations of the technical resources used in this commentary. The book of job is considered being part of the poetic books job, psalms, proverbs, ecclesiastes, and song of songs in todays bible editions. My focus is on newer commentaries at least in part because most of the classics are now freely or cheaply available and i am offering approximately 5 recommendations for each book of the bible, alternating between the old testament and the new. Job free bible study notes, commentary, and comments. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading job tyndale old testament commentaries book 14.
Study job using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. He blogs at between two worlds and evangelical history. In the more scholarly realm, we would recommend ivps new bible commentary or bakers the baker commentary on the bible. Click the commentary tab or pulldown menu for a full selection of commentaries over any bible passage you are researching. Commentaries on individual books and groups of books. We have just added many new sources, including the expositors bible commentary, bengels gnomon, langes commentary, hastings great texts and many more. Job was a very rich man, and although he did not belong to the people of israel, he worshiped the lord and was a truly good. Countless biblical scholars have labored to capture the vivid metaphors. Commentaries for job chapter 12 job reproves his friends.
This begins a third and shortened round of debate between job and his three friends eliphaz, bildad, and zophar. It includes over 4,500 pages of interpretation, outlines, historical context, and practical applicationperfect for your sermon preparation, personal bible study, or academic work. Job commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole bible. Hebrew poetry is very different to the western poetry. The last of the book is a beautiful picture of what james calls the tender mercies of god toward job james 5. The place of job in the old testament job is the first of five books commonly referred to as the books of poetry. This is the most singular book in the whole of the sacred code.
The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge. As the first poetic book of the english bible, job introduces. This book of job stands by itself, is not connected with any other, and is therefore to be considered alone. Top 5 commentaries on the book of job ligonier ministries. Although most of the book consists of the words of job and his friends, job himself was not the author. Intended to be helpful to all christians, including teachers and preachers, while avoiding an emphasis on technical issues. This collection features some of the best commentaries, studies, sermons, and lectures on job from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These include job, psalms, proverbs, ecclesiastes, and the song of solomon. Job tyndale old testament commentaries book 14 kindle.
Commentary on the book of job free bible commentaries. Andersen, tyndale old testament commentaries totc, intervarsity press, 1976, 318 pp. Gods answer to the problem of undeserved suffering. On the contrary, god speaks directly to job, just as he does in the patriarchal age with noah, abraham, isaac, jacob, and other heads of. A selection of the best commentaries and bible study resources on the book of job.
It has been supposed by some that the book of job is an allegory, not a real narrative, on account of the artificial character of many of its statements. Study the bible online using commentary on job and more. Job free bible commentary in easy english easyenglish bible. Job, book ofcommentaries, commentaries old testament. A major difficulty in understanding the meaning of the book is, what insight leads job to submit so humbly to god at the end.
Job proves faithful to god in prosperity and in adversity. One would then expect that there are many ways to look at and learn from job. Job overview james burton coffman commentaries on the bible. God says to job, now i want you to pray for your friends these three dear men, so stubborn, so sure that they had all the answers, so well meaning, so sincere, so.
The prologue to the book of job chapters 12 sets up the meditation on suffering. These stories focus on jobs trials at the hands of god and how he deals with them. This is a noble discourse of job concerning the wisdom, power, and sovereignty of god, in ordering all the affairs of the children of men, according to the counsel of his own will, which none can resist. The book of job is a book of the christian old testament that tells a story about job, who in jewish tradition is the son of uz, who was the son of nahor, the brother of abraham. Classic commentaries and studies on job upgrade 17 vols. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand scripture. Although god answered job out of the whirlwind, we need not infer that the voice was like a roaring, uprooting tempest. Though it is hard and rare, it is not impossible for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Zuck, a biblical theology of the old testament, pp.
But the odious judgments made by his friends caution us against making toocertain application of any model to our own lives. Emphasizes understanding the text with practical applications. Best commentaries on each book of the bible tim challies. A list of the best commentaries on job ranked by scholars, journal. You will also find options for commentaries on job that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the bible, commentaries that approach the scripture versebyverse, classic christian commentaries, and much more. A free bible version and commentary on the old testament book of job in easyenglish. You can find the best commentary on job for you using the tools on the right side. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. One author says it is no less than eight types of literature rolled up in one book. The book of job is acclaimed as one of the great literary books of the old testament. Book of job matthew henrys bible commentary concise.1510 1488 821 204 932 828 266 189 817 1088 886 1156 440 1135 1203 1031 437 705 1264 648 934 774 799 660 1432 730 1044 712 1340 939 1067 345 729 1052 202 1274 197 1267 555 1134