Friday, March 08, 2019

Theodicy in Job?

Monsters by Blake

I won't go into details, but might there be an unexpressed theodicy in the Book of Job? When Job asks God why God is punishing him, God famously replies with a series of questions about various animals, demanding that Job tell how their parts were put together.

Job cannot answer.

Might the unexpressed theodicy be this: If you, Job, do not know how these animals are designed and assembled, then how can you possibly understand the far more complex reasons as to why the totality is as it is?

Though a little hint as to the answer would be helpful . . .



At 7:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leviathon and behemoth are also interesting. Taken literally they could be descriptions of land dwelling and marine dinosaurs. Large bodies, a tail likened to a cedar tree, strong leg bones, huge terrifying teeth, making the water boil as it swims...even a fire out of its mouth. Maybe the cave drawings were creatures seen my men?

At 8:50 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Don't know of any cave drawings of dinosaurs. Anyway, Behemoth and Leviathan must have been creatures familiar to Job, and Job was no caveman.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the Lord comes, I suspect we will all believe in a recent creation, a worldwide flood, and the theory of evolution is a myth concocted by unbelieving men.

At 12:10 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Is that a theodicy? My query awaits comment.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps a future one.


At 9:20 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Maybe so.

Jeffery Hodges

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