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Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 11 Chapter 14 Chapter 15
Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 21
Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 26
Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 32
Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40 Chapter 41
Chapter 42

Book Overview - Job

by C.I. Scofield

Book Introduction - Job

Job is in form a dramatic poem. It is probably the oldest of the Bible books, and was certainly written before the giving of the law. It would have been impossible, in a discussion covering the whole field of sin, of the providential government of God, and man's relation to Him, to avoid all reference to the law if the law had then been known. Job was a veritable personage (Ezekiel 14:20; James 5:11), and the events are historical. The book sheds a remarkable light on the philosophic breadth and intellectual culture of the patriarchal age. The problem is, Why do the godly suffer?

Job is in seven parts:

1. Prologue, Job 1:1 to Job 2:8.

2. Job and his wife, Job 2:9-10.

3. Job and his three friends, Job 2:11 to Job 31:40.

4. Job and Elihu, Job 32:1 to Job 37:24.

5. Jehovah and Job 38:1 to Job 41:34.

6. Job's final answer, Job 42:1-6.

7. Epilogue, Job 42:7-17.

The events recorded in Job cover a period within 1 year.

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