GOD ARRIVES on the scene to respond to Job’s complaints, and boy, does He bring the thunder. Literally.
Speaking from a whirlwind, which is an image that had been co-opted by the fallen elohim to represent the Mesopotamian storm-god called Addu or Hadad (i.e., Baal). Continue reading
ELIHU CONTINUES his rebuke of Job, refuting the older man’s arguments and then encouraging him to repent. As Elihu concludes his discourse by describing the thunder of God’s voice and the “golden splendor” of His “awesome majesty”—a hint of what’s to come when God arrives in a whirlwind in chapter 38. Continue reading
WE CONCLUDE our study of Ezekiel and move on to the apocalyptic prophecy of Joel this week. Here’s a hint: The soldiers of Joel’s Army are the bad guys. Continue reading