The speeches of Elihu: a study of Job XXXII-XXXVII.

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Full text of "The speeches of Elihu: a study of Job XXXII-XXXVII" See other formats UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDIES PHILOLOGICAL SERIES No. 8: THE SPEECHES OF ELIHU: A STUDY OF JOB XXXII-XXXVII, BY William Ewart Staples THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: PUBLISHED BY THE LIBRARIAN, 'IDtniversitp of Toronto Stabler COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT Chairman: Sir.

Get this from a library. The speeches of Elihu, a study of Job XXXII-XXXVII. [William Ewart Staples;]. The bulk of Elihu's speech then focuses on the justice of God, The speeches of Elihu: a study of Job XXXII-XXXVII.

book Elihu feels Job has maligned. Elihu charges Job with adding to his sin by multiplying words against God without knowledge (). He concludes his speech with an effort to speak on. All throughout the book of Job, Job has been desiring a "moderator".

Elihu is just that. Elihu's speeches prepare the way for the Lord speech to come. Job Elihu's Second Speech. Elihu wanted Job to take note of this and to notice God's power and pride in nature. Elihu’s four-part speech is followed by God breaking His silence to directly answer Job.

In Job the Lord condemns Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. Elihu is not mentioned again after he finishes his speech, but, significantly, he is not rebuked by God.

Elihu’s life and speech offer many insights for today. Job and his friends had been resolute in their opposing opinions; Elihu’s speeches prepare the way for the even more “intrusive” speeches of the Lord.

Elihu took a new approach to the issue of Job’s suffering. Angry with the other 3, he had some new thoughts, but was very hard on Job. Elihu was angry, full of self-importance and verbose.

(lpp. ) argues that the Elihu speeches were added by author of the book to articulate an intermediate position between that of Job and the friends, showing how both of them are wrong. Given the fact that Elihu is never mentioned in the book of Job outside of chaptersand that these. Job: Patience in Suffering 2 Lessons by Rob Harbison INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION Lesson 1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Author: authorship of this book has been attributed to many different men including Moses, Elihu, Elijah, Solomon.

Even when Job is given opportunity to speak, Elihu does not hear a cross word from him (Job32, 33). In addition, Job repents of the very mistake both Elihu and God had brought to his attention—speaking words without knowledge (Job ).

Elihu’s picture of God is definitely different from the three friends. In the book of Job, it becomes clear that the first three of Job's friends - Eliphaz, Blidad, and Zophar - speak wrongly. Not only do they incur the indignation of Job and his other friend Elihu, but God himself rebukes them, saying to Eliphaz, "I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.".

Also Waters’s discussion of Elihu’s four speeches shows that critics are wrong in suggesting Elihu’s view of suffering was no different from that of Job’s three companions.

Waters has made an outstanding contribution to the study of the Book of Job and the subject of undeserved suffering. Because Elihu’s speech, which appears in the Book of Job (chapters 32–37), differs in style from the rest of the work and because he is not mentioned elsewhere in it—as the other three comforters are—scholars consider his section to be a later interpolation, perhaps by a scribe who thought that the Book of Job’s subject matter ventured too close to blasphemy.

Job 32 Good News Translation (GNT) The Speeches of Elihu. 32 Because Job was convinced of his own innocence, the three men gave up trying to answer him. 2 But a bystander named Elihu could not control his anger any longer, because Job was justifying himself and blaming God.

(Elihu was the son of Barakel, a descendant of Buz, and belonged to the clan of Ram.) 3 He was also angry with Job's. In this speech Elihu challenges Job's claim that he is innocent and has been unjustly treated and his complaint that God does not answer when addressed.

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Elihu denies Job's charge that God does not answer () by stating that God responds by dreams (v. 15), by illness. The book, in its present form, loosely divides into five parts: the prologue, the symposium, the speeches of Elihu, the nature poems, and the epilogue.

As a whole, the book appears to have been written as a direct challenge to the time-honored doctrine that people are. At a recent pastor’s conference on the book of Job, a leader asked the attendees whether the speeches of Elihu (Job ) should be trusted, like God’s (Job ), or discarded, like those of Job’s three friends (Job8, 11, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25).

The show of hands was evenly divided. However, by the end of his speeches to Job he was revealed to be quite the arrogant young man. Though he listened to the dialogues between Job and his friends, Elihu never actually heard what they were saying.

All he could finally offer was the same tired, old argument that Job suffered greatly because of some specific sin (–12). Verses The first of Elihu’s challenges to Job began with proud claims (verses ), followed by references to Job’s questions/complaints (verses ).

Then came Elihu’s answers (verses ). Elihu charges that Job has had a complaining attitude toward his. Job 33 – Elihu Teaches Job A. Elihu challenges Job’s defense. () Elihu to Job: “I am your spokesman before God.” “But please, Job, hear my speech, And listen to all my words.

Now, I open my mouth; My tongue speaks in my mouth. My words come from my upright heart; My lips utter pure knowledge. The Spirit of God has made me.

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The Book Of Job A Study Guide With Introductory Comments, Summaries, Outlines, And Review Questions MARK A. COPELAND This study guide is from The Executable Outlines Series, a collection of sermon outlines and Bible study lessons by Mark A. Copeland. Verses F. Elihu"s Speeches chs Some critical scholars believe that a later editor inserted chapters in the text of Job.

[Note: See William Ewart Staples, The Speeches of Elihu: A Study of Job XXXII-XXXVII, pp, and David Noel Freedman, "The Elihu Speeches in the Book of Job, " Harvard Theological Review (January), for support of this view. The Contribution of the Speeches of Elihu to the Argument About Suffering in the Book of Job: A Study in Narrative Continuity (Studies in the Bible and Early Christianity) [Waters, Larry J., Zuck, Roy B.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Contribution of the Speeches of Elihu to the Argument About Suffering in the Book of Job: A Study in Narrative Continuity. Elihu said this with full knowledge that Job had complained that God would not answer him.

Therefore, Elihu freely associated Job with the insincere, proud, and evil men. (Job ) Elihu to Job: "God does not want to hear your empty talk." Surely God will not.

JOB 32 ELIHU'S LONG DISCOURSE: THE FIRST OF ELIHU'S SIX-CHAPTER SPEECH. There is a dramatic interruption in the Book of Job at this spot; and, of course, many modern scholars explain Elihu's speech variously as, "the work of another author," F1 "a later addition," F2 and as, "speeches (of Elihu) that violently disturb the original structure of the book.".

Indeed, the speeches seem intrusive—something even Elihu must apologetically admit (–22): they delay the smooth movement from Job’s plea that God appear and respond (chap.

31) to God’s actual appearance and response (chap.

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38).” Yet, scholars such as Clines and Hakham do not view Elihu’s speeches to be a later edition. Job’s assurance of the bodily resurrection and his testimony of the Redeemer (–27; see also 2 Ne. ) are one of the high points of the book, equaled only by the revelation of the Lord to him in Job 38– The human mind is such that it is essential for Job to have a correct knowledge of God and know that his own course of life was.

The Context of Elihu Speeches An Outline of Job The Person of Elihu 4. Analysis of the Elihu Speeches and his View of Suffering - Part One I.

Elihu’s first speech (Job 32): God’s wisdom is not limited by human assumption—a defense of Elihu’s intrusion II. Elihu’s second speech (Job 33): God is not silent— a defense of God’s.

See William Ewart Staples, The Speeches of. Elihu: A Study of Job XXXII-XXXVII, (Toronto: Oxford University Press, ), pp. However, the present author holds that the Elihu speeches are a.

necessary complement to the Yahweh speeches. The speeches of Elihu, who served. His speech uses material and language from the other speeches that we heard first. It's an old rhetorical trick: quote your opponent and use his own material against him.

Job is the perfect target for this because his speeches pose questions. Elihu, inquotes Job, and then says, "I will answer you," before making his point.

Pretty fancy. Elihu (whose God is he (Jehovah)).One of the interlocutors in the book of Job. [JOB, JOB, BOOK OF] He is described as the "son of Baerachel the Buzite."A forefather of Samuel the prophet.

(1 Samuel )In (1 Chronicles ) Elihu "of the brethren of David" is mentioned as the chief of the tribe of of the captains of the thousands of Manasseh, (1 Chronicles ) who followed David.

But Elihu is giving Job a choice. Job can accept what Elihu says about God acting justly in this life according to peoples’ deeds. Or Job can reject what Elihu is saying. The choice belongs to Job. And if Job does plan to reject – then Elihu would like to know what Job thinks on the matter.Job sn There are now four speeches from another friend of Job, Elihu.

But Job does not reply to any of these, nor does the Lord. The speeches show a knowledge of the debate that has gone on, but they take a different approach entirely. Elihu’s approach is that .Because Elihu’s four speeches (–; –37; –16; –) repeat the substance of the earlier arguments of the three friends and also anticipate the content of the divine speeches (chaps.

39–41), many scholars consider them a later addition to the book. * Met wisdom: in Job.