Notes, Critical, Illustrative and Practical on the Book of Job
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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...reasons why he had allowed himself to use the language of complaint. They listened without interruption till he was done, and then replied in tones of deeper severity still. CHAPTER VII JS there not an appointed u time to man upon earth 1 are 1 or, warfare. 1. Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? Marg. or, warfare. The word here used (tfS?) means properly a host, an army, Vee Notes, Isa. i. 9; then it means warfare, or the hard service of a soldier. Notes, Isa. xl. 2. Here it means that man on the earth was enlisted, so to speak, for a certain time. He had a certain and definite hard service to perform, and which he must continue to discharge until he was relieved by death. It was a service of hazard, like the life of a soldier, or of toil, like that of one who had been hired for a certain time, and who anxiously looked for the period of his release. not his days also like the days of an hireling? a c. 14. 5. 14. The object of Job in introducing this remark evidently is, to vindicate himself for the vvish to die which he had expressed. He maintains that it is as natural and proper for man in his circumstances to wish to be released by death, as for a soldier to desire that his term of service might be accomplished, or a weary servant to long for the shades of the evening. The LXX render it, " Is not the life of man upon the earth nziq%TToi6v"--explained by Schleusner, and rendered by Good, as meaning a band oj pirates. The Vulgate renders it, militia--military service. The sense is, that the life of man was like the 2 As a servant! earnestly desi reth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work; 3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights a are appointed to me. 1 gapeth after. a Ps....
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