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The biblical book of Job, and its main character.

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According to Catholicism did God conspire with Satan to kill Job’s children? [on hold]

Did Satan and God have a conversation in which Satan says he wants to bring harm to Job’s family and then God provides Satan with permission to do so. And then Satan kills Job’s children!
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Who was the target audience of the Book of Job?

The Book of Job is one of my favourite books in the Bible, especially for its lesson that even in suffering, you can still persevere and be a victor for Christ. So I'm wondering, was the Book of Job ...
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Can you find scholarly support that Behemoth is an example of humble submission?

In the Book of Job, chapter 40 describes Behemoth, a large land animal that may be mythical, a hippo, an herbivourous dinosaur, or an as yet uncreated beast that God has in the works for the future. I ...
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According to Calvinists, how do Job's works correspond to his salvation?

Job 31:1–4 (DRB) I made a covenant with my eyes, that I would not so much as think upon a virgin.1 2 For what part should God from above have in me, and what inheritance the Almighty from on high? 3 ...
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Through the Biblical story of Job, did God mean He is a jealous God (Exodus 34:14)?

Job was a righteous and God-fearing person from the beginning to the end. And God loved him. But then Satan told God to take everything away from him and he will not be righteous anymore. So God ...
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Job and the Heavenly Host

In the beginning of the Book of Job we are presented with a scene in heaven. In Job, the heavenly host is said to have assembled before God: "Now there was a day when the sons of God came to ...
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Can Catholics knowingly work for evil entities? [closed]

Suppose you happen to suspect that the company you work for have evil intentions. It's a big company and you are a small employee and your work is not evil and you need it, or perhaps you have to ...
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God and Satan in the book of Job: how did they know about this conversation?

Job chapter 1 vers 6 - 12 talks about God and Satan having a conversation. Where does that story come from? Job does not know what is going on and I have never heard anyone talk about it. Is it a ...
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Did Job hold the priesthood according to LDS teaching?

According to LDS teaching, did Job have the priesthood? It would make sense for Job to be a high priest, since his life pointed towards Christ (which is a main duty of high priests), but I could find ...
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How could Satan be cursed to crawl on the ground, yet walk before God in Job?

In Genesis 3:1 we find a serpent. Supposedly Satan inhabited the serpent, or the word should be translated Shining One (NIV). At any rate, God curses the snake in 3:14: "On your belly you shall go, ...
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Were the friends of Job, who came to him when he was in pain, of another religion?

Friends came to Job during his pain and did stay with him for days and nights. (Book of Job) But who were they? Were they of the same religion and faith as Job? God said that their advice was wrong ...
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What is the origin of throwing dust over head (as a sign of mourning) in the Bible?

In Job 2:12, when Job's friends first see Job at a distance, they "did not recognize him, and they raised their voices, and wept aloud; they tore their robes and threw dust in the air upon their heads....
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Where does the book of Job come from?

What I mean is the following: Job stands out as being as old as the Torah (if not older) None of the characters are Israelites (especially if it was Abrahamic time when Israel didn't even exist) ...
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When was Satan cast out of heaven according to Catholics?

Revelation 12:9 speaks of Satan being cast out of heaven to the earth. The book of Job indicates that Satan was able to enter in among the other angels at that time. Some traditions say Satan was cast ...
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Has there been a paradigm shift in the `image' of devil? [closed]

I am intrigued by this conversation between God and Devil in the Book of Job: "One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan,...
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What is the “Leviathan” mentioned in Job? [closed]

I'm trying to brush up on my apologetics skills, but this is one question I haven't found a clear answer to. I've seen a few explanations for this — a dinosaur, crocodile, whale etc., but none ...
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How do we know that Satan, Lucifer, and Devil are the same guy? [duplicate]

Satan seems like God's prosecutor in Job. Lucifer is just the planet Venus that's used to describe king of Tyre. Then Jesus talks about the devil once in Matthew http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?...
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Are Job's seven sons and three daughters in Heaven?

At the end of Job, God blessed him and gave him twice as much as he had in the first part of his life but he still has seven sons and three daughters. Is it a common interpretation that his first ...
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Do any denominations have a positon on the doctrinal value of Job's friends?

The book of Job is a beautiful and inspirational book of scripture with some of the clearest teachings on God's power, the nature of life, the beauty and worth of the Earth, and other important ...
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What happened to Job's family? [closed]

Why did God kill jobs family? What did they ever done wrong? What happened to them after God made a bet with the devil?
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Do Catholics consider Job to be historical?

The Book of Job is taken by some Protestants to be an historical document, whereas others hold that its position in the Ketuvim (the Writings) never assumed that it was anything other than what we ...
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Why did God come down so hard on Job? [closed]

There is a video/workbook series on prayer by Phillip Yancey (which I highly recommend) (and based on one of his books) that talks about how we should pray openly about all things. It even says that ...
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How could God be around Satan? [closed]

One of the explanations when I was first coming to understand why Jesus' sacrifice was necessary was something along the lines of: Sin separates us from God. God can not be around sinners, so with ...
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When was Job alive?

The first chapter of Job describes a man who was favored by God (Job). 1 In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. ...