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How can we understand the full impact of the book of Job

It must be read and understood as a whole

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when was Job likely written

before genesis

3

what does Eliphaz base his advice on

personal experience

4

what does bildad base his advice on

tradition

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what does zophar base his advice on

doctrine

6

who comes closest to an appropriate answer for Job

Elihu - the student

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what does Job's wife base her advise on

desperation, grief, and unbelief

8

can the statements of Jobs friends be used for doctrinal purposes

no because they were often wrong. also God rebukes them for not speaking the truth

9

what other wisdom literature exists in the near east at this time

Man and his God
I will praise the lord of wisdom
The poem of the righteous sufferer
The Babylonian theodicy

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what can we use in ministry about Job's friends

they came
they wept
stayed quiet with him for 7 days

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what is Elihu's view

suffering can be prevented as well as punitive

12

how does the monologue from God change?

from considering God's justice to God's wisdom

13

what is God's message

God's message is infinitely higher than man, so it should be no surprises that we might not always get God's justice.

14

why is Job at peace when none of his questions have been answered

God's wisdom is higher than his own so the best healing thing to know is to know God rather than knowing all the answer.

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where does God's justice come from

his wisdom

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what is the book of Job testing

retribution theology (righteous will prosper and wicked will suffer)

Pagan cultures of his time

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what can be said about suffering

its beyond explanation and we shouldn't try to make since of it

18

why is "I don't know" sometimes the best available answer

its sometimes the best and healing answer to someone's begging question, "why"

19

what aren't the Psalms

doctrinal statements
creeds
history

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what are the type Psalms

poetry
prayer
set into music and prayed in worship

21

How are psalms authoritative

as guide to worship
as an example of honesty before God
demonstrates the importance of prayer, praise, and meditation

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how are the psalms affirmed

By Jesus Himself, as well as the testimony of the NT

23

what purposes were and weren't the psalms written

was not written to communicate theology
was written to help ppl come to worship God from all the turmoil of life

24

function of Lament Psalm

expresses a faith and trust in God.

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Function of Thanksgiving Psalm

to praise God for something He has done or to offer thanksgiving as worship

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Function of a Hymn Psalm

Praise God because He is God

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theological implication do all Psalms have

Different Aspects of Praise

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How do psalms perceive God

not in intellectual terms or doctrines, but in dynamic terms seeing Him active and interactive in human affairs

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What does Psalter teach us about Lament praises

Lament is just as important as praise in doxology mode

30

What does the order of the psalms suggest

that the cycle lament-thanksgiving-hymn was a deliberate progression

31

what does proverbs concern its self with

with instructing people in the path of godly wisdom

32

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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What does wisdom involve according to proverbs

involves having a measure of humility both before God as well as before others

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what is the primary function of proverbs

is to instruct youth

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how ought we apply proverbs

understand them as wisdom not promises

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Summary of proverbs

52%-speaks of value and wisdom
24%-warn young men against adultery

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Proverbs 27:17

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

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G.K. Chester Quote

"Meaninglessness does not come from being weary from pain, it comes from being weary from pleasure

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Purpose of Ecclesiastes

1. Accept that faith in God is the only way to find personal meaning
2. decides to accept the fact that life is brief and worthless without God
3. focus on eternal God instead of temporary pleasure

40

Main messages of Ecclesiastes

1. Everything is meaningless
2. of value to serve God faithfully throughout life

41

Two phrases used to emphasize temporary nature of worldly things

1. Vanity
2. meaningless

42

significance of the phrase "under the sun"

occurs 28 times
he is talking about earthly, temporary, human things.

43

Songs of songs interpreted in spite of the lack of explicit religious content

an allegory of the
relationship between God and Israel,
God the church
Christ and the human soul
husband and wife

44

what can understanding the song of songs teach us

love.
Love of both us and God
and of husband and wife

45

what two extremes does this book combat

1. asceticism
2. hedonism