Save

Bildad’s Contribution to the Debate—A New Interpretation of Job 8:17–19

In: Vetus Testamentum
Author: Aron Pinker1
View More View Less
  • 1 1 11519 Monticello Ave., Silver Spring, md 20902 USA aron_pinker@hotmail.com
Download Citation Get Permissions

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institution

Purchase

Buy instant access (PDF download and unlimited online access):

€29.95$34.95

This paper claims that in unit 8:16-19 Bildad attempts to answer the fundamental question: If Job and his children were “wild plants in the garden,” why weren’t they taken care of by society’s normal restraining arms, and there was need for heavenly intervention, which acts without explanation? The answer given focuses on the environmental support enjoyed by the wicked, their resilience, and their capability to revivify. Only God is capable to completely eradicate the wicked. This appears to be Bildad’s original contribution to the debate.

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 159 16 0
Full Text Views 183 1 1
PDF Views & Downloads 39 5 0