(a) the rebuke in 11:6;
(b) the steps to repentance in 11:13, 14;
(c) the picture of blessing in 11:15-19.
Why do you think Zophar failed to help Job?
- Eliphaz spoke of visions, and research, Bildad of the wisdom of the ancients.
To what authority does Zophar appeal to support his conviction that sin and suffering are inevitably lined?
- Zophar and Job each speak of divine wisdom. Compare the various examples of it which they cite.
Notes. 12:5-12. Perhaps Job is ironically quoting Zophar’s views back at him.
Job’s point is that these platitudes are irrelevant to his situation. He does not deny them.