Job 4 and 5

  1. 4:1-11. According to Eliphaz, what was Job forgetting?
  2. 4:12-5:7. What did Eliphaz learn from his vision?
  3. 5:8-27. What is his view of Job, of God, and of divine chastening?


  1. 5:2. ‘Resentment’ (‘vexation’ RSV): and impatient, querulous or presumptuous attitude.
  2. 5:6, 7. Troubles in life come as sparks come, from somebody’s actions. There must be a human cause. Cf. 4:8.
  3. 5:27. An appeal to scholarly research to buttress his orthodoxy.