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The biblical book of Job, and its main character.

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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
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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. ...
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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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God and Satan in the book of Job: how did they know about this conversation? [closed]

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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How do Christians who believe that the saints enter a blissful state as soon as they die explain David, Isaiah & Job's pessimistic outlook on death?

I'm specifically talking about the following passages: David “What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness? [Psalm 30:9 ESV] ...
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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The Book of Job is taken by some Protestants to be an historical document, whereas others hold that its position in the Ketuvim (the Writings) never assumed that it was anything other than what we ...
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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 ...
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