14 sons 6 daughters Job 42

Doug Jantz dwjantz at swbell.net
Tue Sep 28 13:59:54 EDT 1999


But the text in 42 has no mention of 6 daughters, only 3.  The speaker said it ended
up being 14 sons and 3 daughters.

Doug

Mark Markham wrote:

> Job 19
> 25 "And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
> And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
>  26 "Even after my skin is destroyed,
> Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
> 27 Whom I myself shall behold,
> And whom my eyes shall see and not another.
> My heart faints within me.
> The New American Standard Bible, (La Habra, California: The Lockman
> Foundation) 1977.
>
> It seems like a ref to life after death to me. Did he not have 7 sons before
> his testing? Did he not have 7 after?
>
> If some one asks me how many parent I had I would say 2-- even if one is
> deceased. Job had 14 sons and 6 daughters.  Perhaps this is the logic of the
> lecturer in question.
>
> Grace,
>
> Mark Markham
> Heidelberg, Germany
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> From: Jim West <jwest at highland.net>
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> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 11:01 PM
> Subject: Re: 14 sons 6 daughters Job 42
>
> > At 10:32 PM 9/28/99 +0200, you wrote:
> >
> > >Job believed in life beyond death. He truly was blessed with double of
> > >everything.  Does this work?
> >
> > No it doesnt.  First, Job 42 says nothing about the dead kids.  It only
> > describes what he gets after his big test.  Second, there is no indication
> > in the text that Job believed in any afterlife.  He believed he was going
> to
> > Sheol with the rest of dead humanity.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > +++++++++++++++++++++++++
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