The Book Called Job

The Book Called Job

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...paraphrase, that the clergy have felt obliged to do something in answer to the call. But what they have done is no compliance with it. See the preface to this book. I extract another remark, a very just one, from Mr. Noyes's Introduction: "That the sentiments of Job, and of the different disputants, as well as those which are represented as proceeding from the lips of the Creator, must all be regarded as the effusions of the poet's own mind, is also too plain to need argument. The whole structure and arrangement, thoughts and language, form and substance of the work must all have proceeded from one and the same mind." I now give Mr. Noyes's rendering of the passage, Job 19: 25, '26, 27: --25 Yet I know that my Vindicator liveth, And will stand up at length on the earth; 26 And though with my skin this body be wasted away, Yet in my flesh I shall see God. 27 Yea, I shall see him my friend; My eyes shall behold him no longer an adversary; For this my soul panteth within me. Job 14: 19, Noyes renders, so thoH destroyest the hope of man, i. e. says he in a note, the hope of living again after death. We will now see Mr. Noyes's interpretation of the passage Job If: 25, 26, 27, in a note. He thinks the object of the writer was, to make Job express the firm persuasion that God will be the vindicator of his integrity from the charges of his friends; that he "will stand upon the earth," as a judge, and decide the cause in his favor; that " though his body be wasted away to a mere skeleton, yet in his flesh, restored to soundness, or before he dies, he shall see God--interposing in his favor, and taking his side in the controversy." Noyes then goes into a course of reasoning from which he concludes that "it is probable...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556291
  • 9781236556295