|Ancient depiction of Job covered in boils being condemned by his wife and friends|
THE BOOK OF JOB
Hey to all my fine friends out there! I am feeling almost to my old self again, praise the Lord! Recovered health has allowed my to have the energy to work on the sequel to “Of One Tongue”. In this new novel, it’s about 25 years after the language split and different cultures has been developing and people have slowly been dispersing. Fun research!
Speaking of research…have any of you ever studied the book of Job? It is a most amazing historical documentation of early post flood life. It is the oldest book in the Bible after Genesis, and even then it is quite likely that the book of Job is older than the later chapters in Genesis. The patriarchlived long before Moses and the writing of the Pentateuch, yet he knew about Adam and the fall of mankind. He also knew about the Creator’s curse on the world because of Adam’s sin as Job noted in 14:1 “Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.” Isn’t that the truth? We don’t have to teach our kids to get into trouble, that comes naturally because of the sin nature we inherit.
Job also speaks about death (34:15); “All flesh shall perish together and man shall turn again unto dust.” Genesis 3:19 speaks of the same thing; “…for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” It is obvious that Job had access tothe records of primeval history, the Oracles of God, which may have been the actual written records of Adam, Enos, Noah and others. Job may have even been able to speak with Noah himself as Noah live another three hundred years after the flood.
Other evidence that Job knew his history comes from his many references to man’s original creation. “After speaking first of the beasts, the fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea, Job asks: ‘Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? I whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.’ (Job 12:9-10). Note also Elihu’s testimony: ‘The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” (Job 33:4).”1
The ancient book of Job “…testifies abundantly that the knowledge of the true God and His creation was still the
common heritage of mankind at that time. Job knew the Lord and never tried to hide anything from Him, as Adam had done. Quoting what must have been an early revelation from God, he wrote: ‘And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding (Job 28:28).”2
|Depiction of Behemoths, thought to be sauropod dinosaurs|
There are many other parts of the book of Job that record ancient life including two of the most amazing and detailed descriptions of dinosaurs; the Behemoth and
Leviathan. If you have never read the book of Job, I urge you to do so, it is fascinating! I am so thankful that Job deemed his experiences so important he documented them. And now we have them for all time!
|Depiction of Leviathans, thought to be Kronosaurus dinosaurs|
Until next time, God bless, and take care,