Dating of the book of job

04 Aug

God allows Satan to torment Job to test this bold claim, but he forbids Satan to take Job’s life in the process.

One day, Satan (“the Adversary”) appears before God in heaven.

God boasts to Satan about Job’s goodness, but Satan argues that Job is only good because God has blessed him abundantly.

Job sustains his confidence in spite of these criticisms, responding that even if he has done evil, it is his own personal problem.

Furthermore, he believes that there is a “witness” or a “Redeemer” in heaven who will vouch for his innocence (, ).

He wonders why God judges people by their actions if God can just as easily alter or forgive their behavior.It is also unclear to Job how a human can appease or court God’s justice.