Category Archives: Old Testament

The Developing Doctrine of Resurrection [Job 22-24]

Hello, Scroll Eaters! My post today doesn’t have anything to do with the reading. I’m going to take today to do an excursus on the development of the doctrine of resurrection in the Old Testament. If you’ve ever studied theology … Continue reading

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A New Way to Read Job [Job 18-21]

Hello, Scroll Eaters! Today we want to take a quick look at a different way to read Job. Now, we’re reading straight through, and I’m not attempting usurp that, but I do want to offer a different way to read … Continue reading

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The Cycle of Not-Much-to-Say [Job 18-21]

Hello, Scroll Eaters! Okay, so, the three friends believe God is punishing Job for some sin and Job says he’s innocent, and they debate. After Job’s cathartic meltdown in chapter 3, the friends start telling Job what do to (for … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Divine Retribution [Job 14-17]

Hello, Scroll Eaters! Today we look at what the debate between Job and his friends was all about. After seven days of amazing silence, Job, in chapter 3, begins to lament his condition, and it’s brutal. I don’t mean the … Continue reading

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With Friends Like These… [Job 10-13]

Hello, Scroll Eaters! Let’s meet Job’s friends. In wisdom thought, the older you are the wiser you are. So, they are introduced in order of age. Eliphaz is the oldest. He’s more of a visionary than the others, a mystic. … Continue reading

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God in the Dock, or “I’m Going to Sue God.” [Job 6-9]

Hello, Scroll Eaters! Yesterday I mentioned that most of the early part of Job will be spent “off-reading” while I give much of the background. Let’s talk about the framework of the entire book today. Job, the book, is a … Continue reading

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The Oldest Book [Job 1-5]

Hello, Scroll Eaters! Welcome to Job! I’ll let you know right off that these readings are long, as you probably figured out when you tackled five chapters of Job. Part of that reason is that so much of Job is … Continue reading

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