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Compare and Contrast God's nature in the Book of Proverbs, Book of Ecclesiastes and the Book of Job
Religion and Theology
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Name Course Instructor Date Comparison and Contrast the Book of Ecclesiastes, Job, and Proverbs The books of Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament stand out from the other Hebrew writings that deal with the themes of covenant, law and history as they instead give clear illustrations of the human voices as they cry out to God.
The book of Proverbs on the other hand gives an account of the expressions of man in the radiance of God’s wisdom and counsel. The book does this through giving of practical living teachings, righteousness and actions as well as attitudes that are godly. Lastly, Ecclesiastes gives an expression of man to himself, as he appears to question the existence of inequities as well as idiocy in life (Whybray 24). Job provides for an exception of the general rule that is depicted in Proverbs, as it does not matter how Job lived as the supernatural powers in this case God, demons and angles. The supernatural powers also include persons who could interrupt the formal way of things and have the Book of Proverbs to seem untruthful to persons who aspires to live wisely but finds his life a disaster. This is different from the book of Ecclesiastes that provides accounts that we can relate to be as true to the normal personal experiences that persons can live a horrible life but still be successful. One could possibly read the proverbs and identify a clear theme being emphasized unlike the Job. Job is better understood if read as a whole unlike any other book in the Old Testament (Whybray 28). ...
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