THE FEASTS of the Lord present an outline for God’s historical plan for our salvation. The seven feasts represent prophetic events, some fulfilled and some still ahead. We discuss their meaning, and we revisit the issue of God’s holiness and the first recorded case of blasphemy in Israel’s history.
THE FRIENDS of Job continue to accuse him of speaking rashly and insist that he must have committed some sin to provoke Yahweh’s punishment. For his part, Job rebukes his friends and longs for death. This week, we see references to the Divine Council, an understanding of the afterlife, and possibly even a glimpse of the Messiah.