His natural temper, as appears by his speeches, was mild and modest; he makes the first reply to the complaints of Job and argues that the truly good are never entirely forsaken by Providence, but that exemplary punishment may justly be inflicted for secret sins. He denies that any man is innocent, censures Job for asserting his freedom from guilt, and exhorts him to confess his concealed iniquities, as a probable means of alleviating their punishment. His arguments are well supported, but he is declared, at the close of the book of Job, to have taken an erroneous view of the divine dispensations; and Job offers a sacrifice on his account. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...
Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Want to know more? Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:
Press Releases |
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m