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The Argument of the Book of Job Unfolded

The Argument of the Book of Job Unfolded

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BY WILLIAM HENRY GREEN, D.D.,

PROFESSOR IN PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
BY WILLIAM HENRY GREEN, D.D.,

PROFESSOR IN PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.

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THE ARGUMET OF THE BOOK OF JOB UFOLDEDBY WILLIAM HERY GREE, D.D.,PROFESSOR I PRICETO THEOLOGICAL SEMIARY.Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1873, byROBERT CARTER AD BROTHERS,In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.PREFACE.IT may be worth considering whether currentmethods of dealing with the Bible do not favora fragmentary, rather than a comprehensive, knowl-edge of the sacred volume. The attention givento detached and scattered portions of Scriptureshould be corrected or supplemented by the carefulstudy of entire books, by him who aspires, as everyChristian should, to a thorough acquaintance withthe word of God. It is in the hope of encouragingand aiding such a study of the book of Job thatthis volume has been prepared. It is not a contin-uous commentary, occupying itself with the expo-sition in detail of each successive paragraph orsentence. or is it concerned with the vexedquestions of its age or authorship. Its aim issimply to set forth its general drift, to exhibit itsplan and structure, and trace the course of thoughtfrom first to last by showing the part taken by each
 
2 PREFACE.of the actors, the purport of their several speeches,and the bearing of each portion of the book uponthe common theme of the whole. Such a compre-hensive survey as is here proposed will be anexcellent preparation for more detailed study subse-quently. And the coherence of parts thus exhibitedfurnishes the best demonstration of the unity of this remarkable book against those who have ven-tured to apply to it the critical knife.The author hopes that this humble effort maybe of some service in promoting a better under-standing and a higher appreciation of the book of Job, among both ministers and laymen. And hewill be particularly happy if any afflicted child of God can be assisted in drawing the waters of con-solation from this inspired and copious source.Princeton, . J., Oct. ii, 1873.COTETS.Chapter Pack I. Job's Happy Estate 7II. Satan 4iIII. Job in Affliction 12>IV. Job's Three Friends mV. Job's Conflict 149
 
VI. Job's Triumph 181VII. Job Refutes his Friends 221VIII. Elihu 245IX. The Lord 285X. The Place of the Book of Job in theScheme of Holy Scripture .... 325Explanatory ote. The Doctrine of Immor-tality 357Analysis of the Book of Job 367CHAPTER I.Titer e zvas a man m the land of Us^ whose nameivas Job ; and that mail was perfect and upright, andone that feared God, and eschewed evil. — Job i. i.JOB'S HAPPY ESTATE.nPHE book of Job is one of the mostremarkable in the Okl Testament.Apart from its inspiration, and consideredsimply as a literary production, it bears thestamp of uncommon genius. It is occupied

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