Job: A 12-Week Study

By Eric Ortlund, General Editor J. I. Packer, Series edited by Dane Ortlund, Lane T. Dennis

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The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components: (1) reflection questions that help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) “Gospel Glimpses” that highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) “Whole-Bible Connections” that show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) “Theological Soundings” that identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture. With contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God’s grace on every page of the Bible.

The book of Job deals with the sovereignty of God and the problem of suffering. We, like Job, don’t always understand the reasons behind our pain.

In this 12-week study, Eric Ortlund helps us see the trustworthiness of God in the midst of our trials. Through the agony and pain experienced by Job, we catch a glimpse of God’s purposes for our suffering as we look ahead to the restoration of all things in the new creation

Part of the Knowing the Bible series.

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Eric Ortlund

Eric Ortlund (PhD, University of Edinburgh) teaches at Oak Hill College in London, England. He previously taught Old Testament at Briercrest College and Seminary in Saskatchewan, Canada, for ten years. He and his wife, Erin, have two children.

Product Details

Category: Bible Studies & Devotionals
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 96
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 5.84 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-5104-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-5104-8
ISBN-UPC: 9781433551048
Case Quantity: 50
Published: June 30, 2017

Table of Contents

Series Preface: J. I. Packer and Lane T. Dennis
Week 1: Overview
Week 2: Job’s Tragedy (1:1–2:13)
Week 3: Job’s Cosmic Lament (3:1–26)
Week 4: Round One of the Debate (4:1–14:22)
Week 5: Round Two of the Debate (15:1–21:34)
Week 6: Round Three of the Debate (22:1–27:23)
Week 7: Job’s Final Speech (28:1–31:40)
Week 8: Elihu’s Speeches (32:1–37:24)
Week 9: The Lord’s First Speech (38:1–40:5)
Week 10: The Lord’s Second Speech (40:6–41:34)
Week 11: Job’s Restoration (42:1–17)
Week 12: Summary and Conclusion