Now, please don’t kill me for posting this.
I’ve watched people I know read the book of Job as some kind of literal truth, but there are problems with internal consistency. Perhaps because the book, like most of the Bible, is a continuously evolving myth–renowned Assyriologist and Sumerologist Samuel Noah Kramer found a Sumerian text that evinces a remarkable parallel–it can’t possibly make sense in any other context but as an oral story, or series of impressions.
This video does an excellent job of pointing out the ridiculous and symbolically repetitive dialog between God and Satan, the problems with the plot, and the injustice present in all that happens to Job.
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