Saturday, June 25, 2011

Book of Job 29-37 - I've a man you might like to abuse

Job 29-37
This is a long read but I wanted to read Elihu's rebuttal to Job as a whole.
I mentioned earlier that I liked the writing in this book.  Can I take that back?  It's still rather poetic but man does it drag.

A few interesting bits:
-Job is quite boastful in chapter 29.  Would God approve?

-Is this a reference to heaven?
30:23 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

-It takes Elihu and entire chapter just to let us know he's going to speak his mind.

This book would be more interesting if it were 25 chapters shorter.  Seems the writers didn't learn about something called storyline, plot or getting to the point.

Relavent part starts at 1:08 in.

1 comment:

  1. Theologian Bernhard Duhm (who sussed out the various books within Isaiah) once called Elihu “the childish effusions of some bombastic rabbi”.