Orthodox Lutheran Father Quote of the Day

Chapter VII: On the Canonical Books of the Old Testament in Particular


The Christian Church has always held the Book of Job in high regard. Jerome speaks about it as follows (Ad Paulinum, vol. 3, f. 7): “It determines all the laws of dialectic with its proposition, assumption, confirmation, conclusion. Every word in it is filled with feelings.” Suidas (loc. cit.) syas that is sings far more sweetly than the Homeric and Platonic nightingales and embraces “an inquiry into the nature of the entire region, the natural orders of animals and birds, and some brilliant tales.” The summary of the whole books is whether God afflicts even the devout. This Job affirms, but his kinsmen deny it. 

Johann Gerhard
On the Nature of Theology and on Scripture
p 137-138


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