Chance in the Hebrew Bible: Views in Job and Genesis 1 | SpringerLinkIn rabbinical literature, Job is called one of the prophets of the Gentiles. Job is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is beset by Satan with God 's permission with horrendous disasters that take away all that he holds dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property. He struggles to understand his situation and begins a search for the answers to his difficulties. Not much is known about Job based on the Masoretic text of the Jewish Bible. The characters in the Book of Job consist of Job, his wife, his three friends Bildad , Eliphaz , and Zophar , a man named Elihu , God, and angels one of whom is named Satan. It begins with an introduction to Job's character—he is described as a blessed man who lives righteously in the Land of Uz.
The Structure and Purpose of the Book of Job
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The Challenge of Chance pp Cite as. In this chapter we will discuss the Book of Job and the opening chapter in the Book of Genesis, i. Genesis 1, both as narratives and as poetic texts and explore the philosophical and theological consequences for a better understanding of the concept of chance. In the prologue of the Book of Job, chance is referred to as the result of a wager between God and the satan, who is described as one of the sons of God. In the dialogue between Job and his friends, bad luck is viewed as a consequence of bad behaviour while good luck is the result of good behaviour. In this sense, chance clearly functions within a moral framework of retribution.