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Book of Job Chapter 8

Chapter 8

Enter Bildad, Stage Left

  • Bildad (friend #2) tells Job to repent. Why? He thinks it could have been his kids who sinned and brought this misery upon Job. Think Barty Crouch, Jr
  • Then he gets all poetic, comparing Job's suffering to a garden sown with bad seeds from his past or from his offspring.
  • Hasn't your past ever come back to haunt you
  • Bildad is just trying to give the situation some sense for his buddy.