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Who was the target audience of the Book of Job?

Now the question of who is the target audience for Job is a tricky one, because there is the audience that Job intended, and the audience that God intended. Since the book is not addressed to a group ...
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Are Job and Jobab the same person?

The evidence points to: yes @davidlol's answer presents more direct evidence. There is other, less direct evidence. I read one archaeological article that says that the trade routes described in Job ...
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God and Satan in the book of Job: how did they know about this conversation?

Great Question, I was actually wondering the same thing for a while until I did some reading. The entire bible was written with the Inspiration of God, as found in 2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV 16 All ...
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How could Satan be cursed to crawl on the ground, yet walk before God in Job?

I guess when you consider that Revelation clearly identifies the serpent in the garden as Satan, then this might appear to be a problem. However when you consider that Satan is a spiritual being that ...
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What is the origin of throwing dust over head (as a sign of mourning) in the Bible?

It would seem that is the earliest known Biblical reference to ashes being in Genesis, when Abraham accepts that he is nothing but dust and ashes before the LORD, so it is a symbol of humility before ...
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Where does the book of Job come from?

As to your question regarding origins, we do not know the author or the means of revelation of the book of Job. What we do know is that there is an ancient tradition including the book in Hebrew ...
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Can Catholics knowingly work for evil entities?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church does not specifically prohibit employment of, say, working for a defense contractor, but it does set some parameters. First, employment is the primary path to ...
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Are Job and Jobab the same person?

Is there anywhere in the bible that says Job and Jobab is the same person? Yes and no. Roman Catholic and Protestant Bibles finish the Book of Job with the death of Job at a great age in chapter 42 ...
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Do Christians use ancient Greek polytheistic connotations when defining the literal meaning of Hell?

The basic answer is provided in the OP. "In the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, the word Hades is used for Sheol." This version, the Septuagint, was the translation used by nearly all ...
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How did Job and Noah know that they should make sacrifices to God?

Argument from silence like "well, probably God did tell them somehow" is not a good argument. This is incredibly biased. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence; indeed, that claim ...
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Did Job hold the priesthood according to LDS teaching?

Job lived during a time when a father was the priest for his family. Job 1:5 says, When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the ...
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Where does the book of Job come from?

There are suggestions that Uz is in central Syria, north of Israel, because of a genealogy in Genesis 10:23, but hard evidence for its location is not so readily available. Reference to attacks by ...
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What is the origin of throwing dust over head (as a sign of mourning) in the Bible?

The practice of throwing dust upon the head symbolizes humility and repentance. By casting the dust over one's head, they are equating themselves to the same level as the dust of the earth and are ...
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What is the origin of throwing dust over head (as a sign of mourning) in the Bible?

The practice of throwing dust upon one's head actually predates the writing of the Bible by several centuries, appearing in the pyramid texts of Egypt from the Pyramid of Pepi II. These writings date ...
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Who was the target audience of the Book of Job?

As Nigel J suggested in his comment, the book of Job is addressed to every single person on earth. Its “target audience” is every human who has ever lifted his eyes to heaven and cried out, “Why me, ...
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According to Calvinists, how do Job's works correspond to his salvation?

There is an assumption here, that "Job's works correspond to his salvation". If you had said "relate to", then that would have been a Calvinistic approach, but the idea of works ...
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According to Calvinists, how do Job's works correspond to his salvation?

First of all, there's no question that Calvinists believe that the fornication of Job 31 and Ephesians 5 is a damning sin (like all sins). At the same time, they would oppose the idea that even a ...
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According to Calvinists, how do Job's works correspond to his salvation?

John Calvin makes it clear in his commentary on the book of Job : For after that Job hath been reported to have been sound, it is also said of him, that he was upright. This uprightness is meant of ...
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According to Calvinists, how do Job's works correspond to his salvation?

Before you ask what Calvin thought, it might be a good idea to ask, "What did Job think?" Job 9:2 Yes, I know what you’ve said is true, but how can a person be justified before God? Job had no ...
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Can you find scholarly support that Behemoth is an example of humble submission?

You are quite correct, that very few writers try to explain Behemoth, dealing instead with Leviathan. I also note a heavy tendency to try to say what animals they might have been, whereas the book of ...
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What is the definition of sons of God in Job 2:1?

What is the definition of son of God in Job 2:1? For the Chosen People, it usually refers to the Hebrew nation or people in general. Although references to "sons of God", "son of God" and "son of ...
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How can Satan/the Devil be in a Jewish story (the "Book of Job")?

The mainstream Jewish view of Satan emanates from the Book of Job. Satan is seen as the Adversary or Prosecutor, an agent of Jehovah, very much part of the divine council, that searches out the ...
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If Satan is not a person, how do Christadelphians explain what "satan" was in the case of Job?

This is a bit of a straw man question. It's founded on the statement "the Christadelphian view that Satan is not a person" backed up by repeating the text of another question from a non-...
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Do Christians use ancient Greek polytheistic connotations when defining the literal meaning of Hell?

Why do Christians use ancient Greek polytheistic connotations when defining the literal meaning of Hell? I would venture to say that the Apostles employed phrases in their writings that were ...
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How did Job and Noah know that they should make sacrifices to God?

The sacrifice system was received after Exodus and is described in Leviticus. It's true that it was recorded by Moses in Leviticus, but there is no reason to believe that sacrifices didn't exist ...
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How did Job and Noah know that they should make sacrifices to God?

It was God himself who instituted sacrifice : Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. [Genesis 3:21 KJV] The source of the skins is not revealed. ...
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Can you find scholarly support that Behemoth is an example of humble submission?

Quite by accident, I came upon this quote: At about the same time (c. 1190) Martin of Leon, a Roman Catholic, had reached a more surprising conclusion, he thought that if Leviathan was the ...
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Can you find scholarly support that Behemoth is an example of humble submission?

Is Behemoth Good? While William Wells; commentary is edifying to read as a faithful Christian (I read the full treatment), but when we try to consider the original meaning from the book of Job's ...
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Can you find scholarly support that Behemoth is an example of humble submission?

Questions: Can you find scholarly support that Behemoth is an example of humble submission? Is Behemoth placid, trusting, secure and humble, representing the life submitted to God, as suggested by ...
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Through the Biblical story of Job, did God mean He is a jealous God (Exodus 34:14)?

Regarding your main question, the meaning of "jealous" in Exodus 34:14 pertains to worshipping God to the exclusion of all others. God will not put up with rivalry or unfaithfulness. Usually his "...
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