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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Job 2

 

 


Verse 1

was = came to be.

a day = the fit, or usual.

the sons of God. See note on Job 1:6.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4and App-23.

Satan = the Adversary.


Verse 3

perfect and an upright. See note on Job 1:1.


Verse 4

Skin. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6, one part of the body put for the whole.

life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.


Verse 5

But = However.

put forth Thine hand. See note on Job 1:11.

touch = touch bone to his.

curse. See note on Job 1:5.


Verse 6

save his life

ullet = save his soul. Hebrew. Nephesh. App-13.


Verse 8

sat down = was sitting.


Verse 9

Dost thou . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

retain = remain firm in.


Verse 10

What? shall we . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

the hand = from. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6.

God. Hebrew. Elohim.(with Art.) = the [true] God. App-4.

this = these calamities.

sin. Hebrew. chata". App-44.


Verse 11

every one. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

Eliphaz. From Teman, which is connected with Esau and Edom (Genesis 36:4, Genesis 36:11. 1 Chronicles 1:35, 1 Chronicles 1:36, 1 Chronicles 1:53, &c). Temanites famed for wisdom. He argued from the standpoint of human experience.

Bildad. Probably descended from Shuah, youngest son of Keturah by Abraham (Genesis 25:2). Settled east of Palestine (Genesis 25:6). He argued from human tradition.

Zophar. Probably from Naamah, southern frontier of Judah. He argued from the ground of human merit.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Job 2:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/job-2.html. 1909-1922.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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