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Gilbert House Fellowship #241: Job 1

William Blake’s illustration of Job 1 from his 1826 book Illustrations of the Book of Job. Click to enlarge.

JOB HAS become a symbol for patient suffering in the face of overwhelming adversity, but there’s a lot more to his story than that.

This week, we begin our study of one of the most fascinating books of the Bible. We discuss the historical context of Job, the significance of Job’s probable homeland east of the Jordan River, our glimpse at the workings of the divine council, and the role of the satan in the council—because Satan wasn’t a proper name in the Old Testament.

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