Do you find the book of Job confusing? You’re not alone.
First, we get a conversation between God and Satan. It’s about the only passage in the Old Testament that doesn’t have an earthly setting. As a result of that conversation, Job suffers staggering losses, losses no sin of his can explain.
Then three friends show up to comfort him. Some comfort.
The anonymous author casts the main part of the book as a debate. The friends insist that no one suffers at God’s hands without having committed some grievous sin. Job insists on his innocence.
Then, some kid comes along and gives his opinion.… Read the rest