Lockdown thoughts from Job 6:1-30

I posted most of this yesterday but it didn’t seem to upload – my bad. It’s Day 12 of 28. We’re in chapter 6, Job has just heard Eliphaz say to him: “God only punishes wicked people. Don’t despise His discipline of you now.” How does Job respond to these simplistic adages? Previously: 1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4:1-21 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 4

Week 2 of New Zealand’s lockdown. I’m just travelling through Job in the mornings. Enter Eliphaz. Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 Job 2:1-6 | Job 2:7-13 | Job 3:1-10 | Job 3:11-26 1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answered, saying:2 “[Shall] one try words with you? You would be weary. But who is able to keep from speaking?3 Look – you […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 3:11-26

Day #7 in the Hebrew text of Job (this chapter had 79 rare words!) Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 Job 2:1-6 | Job 2:7-13 | Job 3:1-10 11 Why did I not die from the womb, depart from the belly and perish?12 Why did the knees receive me? And why breasts that I should suckle? 13 For now I lie […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 3:1-10

Day 6 of #nzlockdown. We’re going through Job as fast as my rusty Hebrew takes us. Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 | Job 2:1-6 | Job 2:7-13 | 3:1-2 After this, Job opened his mouth, and he cursed his day.2 And Job answered, saying:3 “May it perish – The day I was born. And the night [that] said: […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 2:7-13

Day 5 in Job, sitting in this riddling but relevant part of Wisdom Literature together. Previously: Job 1:1-5 | Job 1:6-12 | Job 1:13-22 | Job 2:1-6 2:7 So the adversary departed from the presence of Yahweh,and he struck Job with evil ulcers from the sole of his foot up to his crown.2:8 And he took pottery to scrape himself, […]

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