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Bible Commentaries

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-4 and 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 . 1Ch 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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.