Tag Archives: Wisdom Literature

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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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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An Introduction to Wisdom Literature [Genesis 41-43]

Hello, Scroll Eaters! The wisdom books of the Old Testament are Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Solomon. Certain individual Psalms are wisdom literature as well. Depending on the scholar, Lamentations and all of Psalms could count as wisdom literature. … Continue reading

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