Bible Class Material
Study of the Book of Job
I sincerely hope and pray that you profit from this material. It contains an introduction to the book, notes on each section, reviews of chapters 1-11 and 12-25, and the entire book. One thing you’ll notice in the material is my attempt to paraphrase all the speeches in this book, paragraph by paragraph. It was a difficult challenge for several reasons, not the least of which is the difficulty involved in translating Hebrew poetry (just check the different translations). To paraphrase these speeches in the most accurate way, I considered carefully the context; I checked with various translations; and of course I consulted various experts on the Hebrew language. So I offer these paraphrases, not as the final word, but in the hope that it will at least help you get the gist of what these various men (and God) had to say. Please let me know if you spot any errors in the material, not just in the paraphrases, but also in the conclusions drawn.