Job is the quintessential example of Old Testament theodicy. It is among the oldest parts of the Bible, and it asks questions that seem to occupy humans across cultures. After reading examples from the text, consider the following questions. Remember to use examples from the text.
What are the theological stakes of Job? In other words, what is being argued or discussed by recounting the story of Job?
Does the Book of Job provide a satisfactory answer to the question of evil in the world (one consistent with the demands of faith in God)? If you think it does, why, and if you think it does not, why not?
How do the questions posed by Job surface and resurface in our culture today? Can you think of any examples of this taking place?
How does Job dramatize the problem of evil?