Introduction

Job – Part 2: The Lord Jehovah Speaks
– Presented on 31 Oct 10 by the Adult ‘B’ Class (Teacher: Raymond Lee & Andy Tan)
Introduction

1. The second part of the Book of Job will cover from Chapters 38 to 42, where we titled it as ‘The Lord Jehovah Speaks’.

Plot and Structure – Overview and understanding of the Book of Job.

2. The basic structure of Job consists of Prose beginning and ending narrative ie. the Prologue in chapters 1 and 2, and the Epilogue in chapter 42:7-17.

3. The Poetic Body, from chapter 3:1 to chapters 42:6, spans between them.

4. Three of the Poetry Sections are in Monologue.

5. The remaining 3 Poetry Sections consist of dialogue:

  • Between Job with his three friends & Elihu, and
  • God eventually speaks to Job.

6. The 42 chapters are further plotted into the 8 boxes shown in the u/m diagram:

Plot & Structure

Advice and Response

7. A summary of the speeches between Job and his friends, and finally God’s response. It also gives us an overview on the Book of Job, which helps us to simply re-collect, what we have learned thus far and move on to the last 5 chapters.

Advice & Response

8. This above slide summarizes how Job’s 4 friends have helped Job in 3 key areas, namely:

a. How they have help Job,
b. How they explain Job’s pain, and
c. Their advice to Job.

9. Next we see Job responding to his friends as follows:

a. How Job response to their accusation, and
b. Finally, we see God’s response to their intense debates.