Job – NIV archaeological study Bible: An Illustrated walk through Biblical history and culture. (2005). Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. 9780310938521.
Job is the first book I read under the heading of “Poetry” in the Read through the Bible Challenge. Many say that this is the oldest book in The Bible.
Job was the son of Uz, who was the son of Nahor, the brother of Abraham. The book relates Job’s trials at the hands of God. He lost everything and his friends come to pull him out of his party party. However, they don’t offer much in the way of Godly direction. Job, while downcast, doesn’t doubt God much. The main theme asks “Why do bad things happen to good people?”
Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” (Job 1:8)
For more on Job and Bible-Reading Challenge, check out the following links:
- BibleGateway.com – Commentaries » Job
- YouTube – The Story of Job (spreadin The Word with stick figures)
- Archeological Study Bible