This may sound like a copout, but I feel as if I must repeat here what I have stated in the past Job’s theology is slanted. The full revelation of God through Jesus Christ had not taken place. He was seeing things only partially, but he was truly living by the text, “The just shall live by faith.” (Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38).
The one idea as I searched a commentary to see if there were points I missed in my own study that caught my interest is nothing of a devotional nature…well maybe it is, it is a reminder that some Adventist folk should be a little less sensitive about individuals using non-Adventist material,
“God will not turn back His anger;
Beneath Him crouch the helpers of Rahab.” Job 9:13
Honestly I would have thought again and again this was somehow a reference to Rahab the harlot in the story of Jericho…I would have thought this though that would have been a very ignorant thought since most believe Job lived long before that time and also because it is believed in most conservative circles that Moses is the author of Job which would also mean this book predates Rahab the harlot. But without study I would have just rushed through and not even thought of it…maybe that is the devotional lesson…don’t rush through you’ll miss something!
So then who is this Rahab individual. It turns out this is a reference to “a sea monster in Babylonian myth who was defeated by Marduk, who then captured her helpers. Rehab is another name for Leviathan.” (Moody Bible Commentary, p. 712)
So it seems inspired writ here in the book of Job allowed for a pagan mythology reference to be included…
I’ll just leave it at that 🙂
Tomorrow’s Reading: Isaiah 23-28