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Biblical Genres in Job

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Job is one of the wisdom books of the Old Testament. It covers more “advanced” topics than Proverbs and uses a variety of literary genres and allusions to other Biblical passages to explain and illustrate profound truths about God’s nature and his involvement in the world.


I. Job Within the Biblical Canon

A. A wisdom book

B. It is "advanced" wisdom

II. Biblical Genres in Job

A. Lamentation

B. Hymn

C. Proverb

D. Prophetic inspiration

E. Wisdom poem

F. Numeric saying

G. Reflective questioning

III. Conclusion

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