Class Notes on Sacred History
Volume I: The Pentateuch, Joshua, Judges, Ruth and Job.
J. W. McGarvey (1893)
Table of Contents
JOB1. Job Is Introduced. Job 1:1-5.
2. Job Is Accused by Satan. Job 1:6-12.
3. The First Issue Decided. Job 1:13-22.
4. Satan Shifts His Ground. Job 2:1-6.
5. The Second Result. Job 2:7-10.
6. Job's Three Friends Come to Comfort Him. Job 2:11-13.
PART FIRST: JOB'S DISCUSSIONS WITH THREE FRIENDS.
I. JOB'S COMPLAINT. Job 3:1-26.
1. He Curses His Birth Day. Job 3:1-10.
2. Laments That He Died Not in Infancy. Job 3:11-16.
3. He Longs for Death. Job 3:20-26.
II. THE FIRST SPEECH OF ELIPHAZ. Job 4:1-5:27.
1. His Opinion as to the Cause of Job's Affliction. Job 4:1-9.
2. He Argues from the Justice of God. Job 4:12-16.
3. He Cites the Calamities That Befall the Wicked. Job 5:3-7.
4. Advises Job to "Seek unto God". Job 5:8, 17-27.
III. JOB'S REPLY TO ELIPHAZ. Job 6:1-7:21.
1. Continues His Lamentation. Job 6:1-10.
2. Complains of disappointment in His Friends. Job 6:14-24.
3. Describes His Pain and Want of Rest. Job 6:4-10, 15, 16.
IV. FIRST SPEECH OF BILDAD. Job 8:1-22.
1. His Children Had Perished for Their Sins, and He Was Suffering
for His. Job 8:1-7.
2. God Destroys the Wicked, but Delivers the Righteous.
Job 8:8-14, 20-22.
V. JOB'S REPLY TO BILDAD. Job 9:1-10:22.
1. He Exalts God. Job 9:1-12.
2. Denies that God Executes Justice Fully in This World.
Job 9:22-24; 10:1-3.
3. Laments Again His Birth, and Draws Another Picture of Death.
VI. FIRST SPEECH OF ZOPHAR. Job 11:1-20.
1. Job's Suffering Less Than He Deserves. Job 11:1-6.
2. Repentance Would Bring Back Prosperity. Job 11:14-17.
VII. JOB'S REPLY TO ZOPHAR. Job 12:1-14:22.
1. He Rebukes Their Assumption of Superiority. Job 12:1-4.
2. Refutes Their Reasoning by Reference to Prosperity of the
Wicked. Job 12:6-10.
3. Rebukes Them for False Reasoning. Job 13:4-13.
4. He Trusts the Question of a Resurrection. Job 14:1-13.
VIII-XVII. TWO MORE ROUNDS OF SPEECHES. Job 15:1-31:40.
1. Job's Last Speech Very Long. Job 15:1-31:40.
2. Argument on Both Sides Unchanged.
3. Job Elaborates His Argument from the Occasional Prosperity of
Wicked Men. Job 21:1-15.
4. He Declares His Innocence of Common Sins. Job 31:1-40.
PART SECOND: THE SPEECH OF ELIHU.
1. He Is Introduced. Job 32:1-5.
2. He Gives His Reason for Keeping Silent, and for Now Speaking.
3. His Position as to the Question at Issue. Job 33:8-13.
PART THIRD: GOD SPEAKS FROM A WHIRLWIND.
I. THE INFINITE CONTRAST BETWEEN THE KNOWLEDGE AND POWER OF GOD, AND
THOSE OF MAN. Job 38:1-39:30.
II. JOB HUMBLES HIMSELF, AND GOD PROCEEDS. Job 40:1-42:6.
THE SEQUEL, OR CONCLUDING NARRATIVE.
I. GOD'S DECISION OF THE QUESTION DISCUSSED. Job 42:7-9.
II. JOB'S RESTORATION. Job 42:10-17.