The Book of Job Bible Study
The Book of Job Study – Job’s Attempt to Prosecute Job, led by Dr. Ed Hungerford.
March 7, 14, 21 & 28, Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m.
Most Christians know little about the book of Job. Perhaps most know it is placed somewhere in the middle of the Old Testament, and is classified as one of the “Wisdom” books, along with Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Solomon, and some of the Psalms. However even if Job is read, it is hard to understand, since it addresses unresolved theological issues involving evil. So the question that troubles Job (and us for that matter), is how “can an all-knowing (omniscient) and all powerful ( omnipotent) God” ignore the grieving of the innocent, or at least idly sit as they suffer? This is really the only place in the Bible (aside from the crucifixion which is not similarly justified), where the suffering, to which all humanity is a victim of a seemingly meaningless universe, is developed in a way which everyone has personally experienced. The Book of Job addresses this issue, but in the end sidesteps the matter, by personifying Satin as a contending spirit with God who brings about the suffering, thwarting intervention by God. While Job appears blameless of any sin, he finally holds God accountable for his painful circumstances. In 4 studies of this complex book, we will attempt to better define the issues, but like Job will find only partial answers to the problem of why suffering occurs to the innocent. However, with a better and shared understanding, hopefully each will find our own path to address our grief and pam.
Title – A Jury Trial of Jacob and God
1) “3, 7, Satin, and Hedges” Job – 1:102)
2) “Whoever Perishes being Innocent?” Job – 4:73)
3) “Great Men are not Always Right” Job – 32:94)
4) “Do you know the Heavenly Laws?” Job – 38:33