Job and the Place of Understanding: A Study in Ancient Philosophy
God chose to enter into a contest with Satan. The challenge was about whether Job would remain faithful to God. God allowed Satan, with all of heaven looking on, to destroy Job’s possessions, and even his health. Job and his friends became confused because it did not fit into and form of human understanding. The book of Job fits chronologically between Genesis and Exodus. These events took place more than one hundred and fifty years before Moses. The book of Job is the first book to be written in fully developed Hebrew. The Book of Job is also one of the first books written in the history. In the end, Satan, along with his cruel tactics, subtle deception, and even his system for world domination, is completely exposed. Much of the book, however, is written in code that is prophetic of what is happening and about to happen today.