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Job

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Fool

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    Was Job Jewish?

    If not, then why place importance on a book about a character that was non-jewish in relationship to the jewish people?
     
  2. wizanda

    wizanda One Accepts All Religious Texts
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    Cyrus the Great had Zoroastrian principles, as did Solomon... If the Jews got rid of everything none Jewish in the Bible, not sure how much would be left.

    In my opinion. :innocent:
     
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  3. URAVIP2ME

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    I find both Ezekiel 14:14,20 and James 5:11 mention Job as a person of importance to God, a worshipper of God.
    Job's homeland of Uz is now Arabia. I recall it was thought that both Job and Abraham were descended from Noah's son Shem. That would have made Job a distant cousin to the Israelites.
    The Jews accepted Job worthy to be part of the Hebrew Scriptures.
    In Job there are a lot of points of comparison found in the cross references with other Bible verses.
     
  4. Deeje

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    The Jews were descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Job, though not a direct family member, was a man of integrity who loved his God and served him like no other. He was called “the greatest of all the Orientals,” possessing great wealth. His family consisted of his wife, seven sons, and three daughters. (Job 1:1-3) He conscientiously performed duties as a priest for his family, offering sacrifices to God in their behalf. (Job 1:4, 5)
    This was before Israel's release from Egypt and hence before they were given God's laws at Mt Sinai.


    God said concerning Job: “There is no one like him in the earth, a man blameless and upright, fearing God and turning aside from bad.” (Job 1:8) This would indicate that Job lived in Uz at about the time that his distant cousins, the 12 tribes of Israel, (descendants of Jacob's 12 sons) were in slavery down in the land of Egypt. By then Joseph the son of Jacob (Israel) who had been sold into slavery, had died (1657 B.C.E.)
    Moses had not yet risen up as Jehovah’s prophet to lead the 12 tribes of Israel out of Egyptian slavery.

    Between Joseph’s death and the time when Moses showed himself to be blameless and upright, there was no human with integrity like Job’s. It was likely during this period that the conversations involving Job took place between Jehovah and Satan. (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7)
     
  5. Sha'irullah

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    Oh hell, I thought you needed work and couldn't fill out a resume. But of course Job was Jewish, it is in his name. I know of not a single Jew without a job.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    He's a murderer, for God's sake.
     
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    Inward Judaism is real Judaism. The outside of the cup is less important.
     
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