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Book of Job Chapter 32-37 Summary

Elihu. Eliwho?

  • Elihu comes out of nowhere. 
  • He's only mentioned in these passages, but his speech adds a new layer to Job's friends' words, so pay attention.
  • He starts by stating that he is younger than the other three, and that he is only speaking out of concern for Job. Fair enough.
  • Elihu then tells Job that he (Job) isn't necessarily a sinner, but that his misfortunes are just part of a cycle of divine power that cannot be questioned or understood. It just is. 
  • This guy is clearly very chill. He basically tells Job that he's not necessarily a sinner just because he is being punished, but his reaction to that punishment is an expression of foolishness. 
  • So, yeah…he's calling Job a fool.

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