The Book of Job: Chronological, Historical and Archaeological Evidence
Field of study
Arts and Humanities
Religion
Biblical Studies
The Book of Job: Chronological, Historical and Archaeological Evidence
The Book of Job: Chronological, Historical and Archaeological Evidence
Gerard Gertoux
Field of study
Arts and Humanities
Religion
Biblical Studies
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The Book of Job is full of fascinating paradoxes: despite it’s being the oldest book of the Bible (Job 19:23), it is very badly known, despite the fact that many details, even insignificant, about the life of Job are known this character is merely regarded like the Good Samaritan (a parable), despite the main question all over the book being: "why evil prevails?" the answer would be: "please, look at the hippopotamus and the crocodile" (Job 40:1-42:6), which is poetic but quite absurd. However, as Maimonides had already understood a long time ago the Book of Job includes profound ideas and great mysteries, removes great doubts, and reveals the most important truths (The Guide for the Perplexed III:22). Indeed Job lived (1710-1500) near Bozra in Idumea and received a deep and detailed answer, when the Israelites were suffering in Egypt (the Hyksos), in order to know when and how the evil angel, Leviathan a.k.a. Satan, would be defeated by Behemoth the first creature of God (Job 40:19). In a surprising manner, archaeology has shown that all the geographical and historical details in the Book of Job are accurate and reliable.

ISBN 978-1-329-77565-7
Imprint Lulu
DOI 10.20850/9781329775657
Copyright 2016, Gertoux
Copyright License Standard Copyright License
Product Details 8.27 x 11.69 Standard Color Glossy Perfect Bound
Page Count 128 pages
Type of Publication Monograph (standalone)
Keywords Book of Job
Audience General Audiences
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