Interpretation Problems and False Ideas about Job - Dr. John Walton (Part 1 of 30)


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"Biblical eLearning (http://biblicalelearning.org) presents: Dr. John Walton (Ph.D. Hebrew Union College) has taught for many years at Wheaton College after twenty years on the faculty of Moody Bible Institute. He has published major commentaries on Genesis and Job in the NIVAC series. His Old Testament textbook, A Survey of the Old Testament, is used in colleges across the country. He has also shaped the thinking of Christians in the area of ancient Near Eastern backgrounds in his IVP Background Commentary and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary and more recently his books: Lost World of Scripture (IVP), Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology (Eisenbrauns), Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament (Baker) and many others. I invite you to click on the "CC" [Closed Captioning] to turn on/off the Closed Captioning option. Outline: 00:24 Introduction [00:24-2:06] 2:06 What does Job say? 3:32 Philosophical/Theological Issues 4:32 False Expectations 5:42 1) Job has trials, Job is not on trial 7:48 2) Job is not about Job, it's about God 9:31 3) Job is not about God's justice, it's about God's wisdom 13:05 4) Job is not about suffering; it's about how to think about God when we're suffering 14:33 5) Job is not about getting answers, it is about trusting God 16:08 6) Job is not about why or how to suffer, it's about our righteousness 17:24 The Message of Job 19:12 Review: Six Points 21:10 End." from video introduction.



"John H. Walton is an Old Testament scholar and Professor at Wheaton College. He was a professor at Moody Bible Institute for 20 years. He specializes in the Ancient Near Eastern backgrounds of the Old Testament, especially Genesis and its creation account, as well as interpretation of Job." from Wikipedia



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