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The Book of Job: Genre and Structure -Nature of Wisdom (4 of 30) Dr. John Walton

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

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The Book of Job: Genre and Structure -Nature of Wisdom (4 of 30) Dr. John Walton

"Biblical eLearning ( 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 00:57 Importance of Genre 4:16 Job as a Thought Experiment 5:57 Pushing Extremes 7:28 Job as a Literary Construct 11:21 God's Words in a Thought Experiment 12:53 Benefits of Seeing Job as a Thought Experiment 14:40 Book not about Heavenly Discussions 15:47 Rhetorical Strategy: Structure and the Wisdom Hymn 20:20 Dialogues and Discourses 23:30 Rhetorical Strategy and Authorial Intent 26:17 End" from video introduction.

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