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  The Book of Job - The Holy Bible - Part One: A Masterpiece of Dialectical Interactive Approach in Application in the Ancient Age

Appendix 3 was written in the year 2004 [and included as such into the creative work "World of Dialectics versus Multidimensional Space - Dialectic Interactive Approach in Use"] with the purpose of coming to light this masterpiece of creative action in these distant ancient times DIA appropriate space using the dialectic interactive approach. Namely, this creator of knowledge was overwhelmed with delight after reading this overly neglected Book of the Old Testament, that he had to express his inner admiration [time in space: future in spirit] in writing too, that is, to share it with others [space in time: the matter embedded in the past]. Of course, this was done after he managed to provide the necessary time DIA space [spirit, mind dia reason, matter]. But it seems that the others were not so excited at all, neither with the reappearance of this Book from the deep oblivion on this great creative stage of His nor with the comments of this creator of knowledge, (in particular, the obscured 'eavesdroppers'). As one example for comparison, Plato’s dialectics, although much more famous creative work (especially in the philosophical circles), was expressed by its actors using a much simpler form of the dialectic interactive approach: Dialogue. In other words, it was uttered DIA simplified in terms of the so-called linear way of thinking, where Socrates in the lead role (thesis) is contradicted by another actor (antithesis), while his responses are witnessed by a multitude of PASSIVE SPECTATORS (synthesis DIA a renewed thesis).

On the other hand, “The Book of Job” is rather a creative (that is, artistic, cultural, philosophic, and scientific) deployment of the DIALECTIC INTERACTIVE APPROACH IN USE, understood in terms of the arrangement of all its constituent dialects (elements) as well, including the active participation of more than two actors, culminated with an impressive divine monologue (of the dialectics), where all presented actors as enchanted listening to. This is in fact a jewel, masterpiece of the dialectics, written by using the dialectic interactive approach: With the Lord playing the major role in the last, essential and decisive act of this marvelous, fascinating, dialectic creative work. This magnificent narrator hidden behind this masterpiece leads to perfection the application of this heavenly manifestation of the dialectical interactive approach by connecting these imperfect earthly creative expanses with the secrets of heavenly wisdom. After the temporary conclusion of this earthly creative debate was reached, where Job is a new creative star (temporary winner), to conjure up the temporality and transience of each earthly creative asterisk and star [a temporal conclusion of the time, in time DIA space] as well as to demonstrate heavenly dissatisfaction with the end result of this creative discussion, the narrator suddenly introduces Elihu to this all-saying and all-encompassing creative podium.

In other words, using a play on words Elohim [Eloah: Lord (God), meaning Lord God of the earthly version of creation, who created Adam and... Eve] and Elijah [a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century B.C. who did not die but was taken by the Lord God], to re-initiate this creative debate, the narrator having no other option at his disposal employs (the name) Elihu as a symbolic representant of the heavenly forces ("watcher") to achieve this effect. But this is by no means the end of this enchanting approach to finding a solution to this seemingly unsolvable creative challenge of the considered span of time and space. Applying the deeply imprinted, impressed, and rooted culturally artistic interplay of earthly and heavenly forces in the inner beings of the inhabitants of this bygone time DIA space, Elihu also disappears from this creative stage, and his role is overtaken by the Lord God, who continues to speak from Elihu's inner being DIA the innermost one (the deepest in him).

In summary, the narrator has said in this creative way who has the last word, that is, the achieved conclusion in each human and humane creative environment is temporary while the end answer (absolute truth) is the right of the (Eternal, Immortal) God and no one else, including the emissaries and representatives of His. On top of it, this statement mustn't be understood in terms of the "well known black or white way of thinking" because Job as the winner of this creative debate at the earthly level of competition rightfully regained his societal status, and God also rewarded him richly. On the other hand, the losers of this creative battle did not experience Socrates' tragic fate of freedom of speech and creative expression and action in the natiocratic democracy of ancient Greece (1500 years later), nor the losers were punished, except for paying a symbolic tribute to the temporary winner of this endless creative debate. Pay special attention to the fact that they did not sacrifice seven oxen and seven rams to either God or Job, but offered them as a sacrifice for themselves, that is, for their defeat in this creative debate, because God does not need this kind of sacrifice but creative action and upbringing of new generations in terms of distinguishing good from evil, benevolence, good and humane behavior, the application of good-doing and the like. In return [for their shown sincere repentance], Job will pray for them and Lord God will accept his prayer and not deal with them according to what they deserved as losers of this creative debate. For all these reasons, this heavenly way of thinking, understood in terms of distinguishing good from bad and evil (creative) options is the main postulate of the dialectical interactive approach.

The Book of Job was written in the 8th century BC (or was it then included in the Old Testament?). Try to compare this heavenly approach with this modern understanding of human rights [formal rights of the people and not individuals too], freedom of expression, creative action, and other buzzwords of the established natiocratic societies. Did you manage to compare these two approaches even in the imaginative sphere of your mind using your way of reasoning of this complex methodological content? In my opinion, these overly modernly camouflaged and omnipresent appearances of various forms of manifestation of the natiocrats including all their propagandistic interpretations of freedom, human rights, humanness, and humane beingness in general are for ridicule and public mocking, exactly what this creator of knowledge has done in these creative articles. For this reason, true lovers of the culturally religious, artistic, philosophic, and scientific way of expression should read this masterpiece of dialectical interactive approach using all their senses, thereby enjoying in its creative expressions including appropriate impressions and imprints of culture, art, philosophy and science of this ancient time DIA space, with all mind DIA heart and soul! As a creative framework for further discussion, the essential scenes played on this great all-theater stage of His were in A DIALECTIC WAY introduced in the first part of this creative re-interpretation. But do not forget to re-read the whole "Book of Job" after finishing with the reading these creative articles dedicated to this unknown narrator of these gone times DIA the unexpereinced spaces of his in this too modernised planet called Earth.

0 - Prologue: Putting Job to the Test

Beyond the Hidden Scenery

In the land of Uz there lived a human being whose name was Job. This human being was blameless and upright, who feared God and shunned commiting evil. .... One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the Lord. "From roaming through the earth and going to and fro in it". Than the Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my faithful follower Job? There is no-one on earth like him; he is blameless and up-right, a man who fears God and shuns evil" (Joв-1:6-8).

"Does Job fear God for nothing?", Satan replied. "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has and he will surely curse you to your face." Then the Lord said to Satan, "Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger" (Joв-1:9-12). ....

Temptation of Job in the Land of Uz

.... So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord. (2x) .... and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head (Job-1 & Job-2:1-7)..

Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to Him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!" He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept only good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said (Job-12-22 & Job-2:8-12).

1 - The Silence of Dialectics

When Job's three friends, Eliphaz the Tamanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Namathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathise with him and comfort him. When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognise him; they began to weep aloud, and they tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads. Then Job's three friends sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No-one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was (Job-2:11-13).

2 - The Initialisation of the Dialectic Interactive Processes using the Dialectical Interactive Approach

After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. He said: "May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, 'a boy is born!' That day may turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine upon it. May darkness and deep shadow claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm its light. .... Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb. Why were there knees to receive me and breasts that I might be nursed? For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest .... (Job-3:1-26 /Job/).

After these words Eliphaz the Tamanite replied: If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can keep from speaking? Think how you have instructed many, how you have strengthened feeble hands. Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees. But now trouble comes to you, and you are dismayed. Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope? Consider now: Who being innocent, has ever perished? Where the upright ever destroyed? As I have observed, those who plough evil and those who sow trouble reap it. At the breath of God they are destroyed; at the blast of his anger they perish (Job-4:1-9 /Eliphaz/).

Blessed is the (wo)man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For He wounds, but He also binds up; He injures, but His hand also heal; from six calamities He will rescue you; in seven no harm befall you (Job-5:17-19 /Eliphaz/).

3 - The Dialectic Interactive Process DIA Dialectic Interactive Approach

Synthesis DIA the Renewed Thesis

What is (wo)man that You make so much of her/him, that You give her/him so much attention, that You examine her/him every morning and test her/him every moment? Will You never look away from me, or let me alone even for an instant? If I have sinned, what have I done to You, O Watcher of (wo)men? Why have You made me Your target? Have I become a burden to You? Why do You not pardon my offences and forgive my sins? For I shall soon lie down in the dust; You will search for me, but I shall be no more (Job-7:17-21 /Job/).

If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! It would surely outweigh the all sand of the seas - no wonder my words have been impetuous, the arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshalled against me (Job-6:1-4 /Job/).

Am I the sea, or the monster of the deep, that you put me under guard? When I think my bed will comfort me and my couch will easy my complaint, even then You frighten me with dreams and terrify me with visions, so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine. I despise my life; I would not live for ever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning (Job-7:12:16 /Job).

The Renewed Antithesis

Ask the former generations and find out what their (mothers and) fathers learned, for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow. Will they not instruct you and tell you? Will they not bring forth words from their understanding? Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh? While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass. Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless. What (s)he trusts in is fragile; what (s)he relies on is spider's web. .... But when it is torn from its spot, that place disowns it and says, "I never saw you." Surely its life withers away, and from the soil other plants grow (Job-8:8-22 /Bildad/).

How then can I dispute with Him? How can I find words to argue with Him? … Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty (Job-9:14-24, /Job/).

He is not a man like me that I might answer Him, that we might confront each other in court. If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon both, someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that His terror would frighten me no more. Then I would speak up without fear of Him. But as it now stands with me, I cannot (Job-9:32-35, /Job/).

You say to God, my beliefs are flawless and I am pure in Your sight. Oh, how I wish that God would speak, that He would open His lips against you and disclose to you the secret of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin (Job-11:4-6, /Zophar/).

Doubtless you are the people, and wisdom will die with you! But I have a mind as well as you, I am not inferior to you. Who does not know all these things (Job-12:1-3, /Job/)?

In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all (wo)mankind and humankind. Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long-life bring understanding? To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are His. What He tears down cannot be rebuilt; the (wo)man He imprisons cannot be realised (Job-12:10-14, /Job/).

He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light. He makes nations great, and destroys them; He enlarges nations and disperses them. He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason; He sends them wandering through a trackless waste. They grope in darkness with no light; He makes them stagger like drunkards (Job-12:22-25, /Job/).

My eyes have seen all this, my ears have heard and understand it. What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you. But I desire to speak to the Almighty and to argue my case with God. You however, smear me with lies; you are worthless physicians, all of you! If only you would be altogether silent. For you, that would be wisdom. Hear now my argument; listen to the plea of my lips (Job-13:1-12, /Job/).

Keep silent and let me speak; then let come to me what may. Why do I put myself in jeopardy and take my life in my own hands? Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him; I will surely defend my ways to His face. Indeed, this will turn out for my deliverance, for no godless (wo)man would dare come before Him! Listen carefully to my words, let your ears take in what I say. Now that I have prepared my case, I know, I will be vindicated. Can anyone bring charges against me? If so, I will be silent and die (Job-13:13-19, /Job/).

Would a wise (wo)man answer with empty notions or fill her / his belly with the hot east wind? Would (s)he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value? But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God. Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty (Job- 15:1-7, /Eliphaz/).

Are you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills? Do you listen in on God’s council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself? What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have? The grey haired and the aged are on our side, (wo)men even older than your father (Job - 15:7-10, /Eliphaz/).

My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed. I hear a rebuke that dishonours me, and my understanding inspires me to reply (Job- 20:1-3, /Zophar/).

Then Bildad the Shumanite replied: Dominion and awe belong to God; He establishes order in the heights of heaven. Can His forces be numbered? Upon whom does His light not rise? How then can one born of woman be pure? If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in His eyes, how much less (wo)man, who is but a maggot - a daughter / son of (wo)man, who is only a worm! (Job- 25:1-6 /Bildad/).

4 - Withering of the Initiated Dialectic Interactive Processes

Synthesis DIA Renewed Thesis ⇉ (Provisional) Conclusion

Then Job replied: How you have helped powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble! What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed! Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth! The dead are in deep anguish, those beneath the waters and all that live in them. Death is naked before God; destruction lies uncovered (Job-26:1-6 /Job/).

As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made me taste bitterness of my soul, as long as I have Life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils, my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will utter no deceit. I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity. I will maintain my righteousness and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live (Job-27:1-6, /Job/).

But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell? (Wo)Man does not comprehend its worth; it cannot be found in the land of the living. The deep says, “It is not in me”, the sea says, “It is not with me”. It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed in silver… Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell? It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds of the air. Destruction and Death say, “Only a rumour of it has reached our ears. God understands the way to it and He alone knows where it dwells, for He views the ends of the earth(ens) and sees everything under the heavens. When He established the force of the wind and measured out the waters, when He made a decree for the rain and a path for the thunderstorm, then He look at wisdom and apprised it; He confirmed it and tested it. And He said to (wo)man, “The fear of the Lord – that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding” (Job-28:12-28, /Job/).

And now my life ebbs away; days of suffering grip me. Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never rest. In His great power, God becomes like clothing to me; He binds me like the neck of my garment. He throws me into the mud, and I am reduced to dust and ashes (Job-30:16-19 /Job/).

Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defence - Let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing. Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put it on like a crown. I would give her/him an account of my every step; like a prince I would approach her/him. If my land cries out against me .... The words of Job are ended (Job-31:35-40).

5 - Encouraging the Dialectical Creative Debate

So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very displeased with Job for justifying himself rather than God. He also was ignited with the three friends of Job, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him. Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he. But when he saw that the three men had nothing to say, his irritation was aroused (Job- 32-1:5 / Narrator /).

So Elihu, son of Barakel the Buzite said: "I am young in years and you are old, that is why I was fearful, not daring to tell you what I know. I thought; Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom”. But it is the spirit in a (wo)man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives her/him understanding. It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right. Therefore I say: Listen attentively to me; I too will tell you what I know. I waited patiently while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words, I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has answered his arguments. Do not say, “We have found wisdom; let God refute him, not (wo)man. But Job has not marshalled his words against me, and I will not answer him with your arguments. They are dismayed and have no more to say; words have failed them. Must I wait now that they are silent, now that they stand there with no reply? I too will have my say: I too will tell all what I know. For I am full of words, and spirit within me compels me; inside I am like bottled up wine, like wine skins ready to burst. I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply. I will show partiality to no-one, nor will I flatter any man; for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away (Job- 32:6-22, /Elihu/)."

But now, Job, listen to my words; pay attention to everything I say. I am about to open my mouth; my words are on the tip of my tongue. My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know. The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Answer me then, if you can; prepare yourself and confront me. I am just like you before God; I too have been taken from clay. No fear of me should alarm you, nor should my hand be heavy upon you (Job- 33:1-11, /Elihu/).

But I tell you, in this case you are not right, for God is greater than any woman or man. Why do you complain to Him that He answers none of woman’s or man's words? For God speak – now one way, now another – though (wo)man may not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on (wo)men as they slumber in their beds. He may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn (wo)man from wrongdoing and keep her/him from pride, or preserve her/his soul from the hell, her/his life from perishing by the sword (Job- 33:12-22, /Elihu/).

Yet if there is an angel on her/his side as a mediator, one out of a thousand, to tell a (wo)man what is right for her/him, to be gracious to her/him and say, “Spare her/him from going down to the hell; I have found a ransom for her/him – then her/his flesh is renewed like a child’s; it is restored as in the days of her/his youth. (S)He prays to God and finds favour with Him, (s)he sees God’s face and shouts for joy; (s)he is restored by God to her/his righteous state. … (Job- 33:23-26, /Elihu/).

Pay attention, Job and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak. If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, for I want you to be cleared. But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom (Job- 33:31-33, /Elihu/).

Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good (Job- 34:1-4, /Elihu/).

(Wo)Men of understanding declare, wise (wo)men who hear me say to me, Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack deeper insight. Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked (wo)man! To his sin he adds rebellion; scornfully he claps his hands among us and multiples his words against God (Job- 34:34-37, /Elihu/).

(Wo)Men cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful. But no-one says, “Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night, Who teaches more to us than to the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of air? He does not answer when (wo)men cry out because of the arrogance of the wicked. Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea; the Almighty pays no attention to it (Job- 35:9-13, /Elihu/).

He makes them listen to correction and recommends them to repent for their commited evil. If they obey and follow his recommendations, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment. But if they do not listen, they will perish by the sword and die without acquired knowledge (Job- 36:1-12, /Elihu/).

God is exalted in His power. Who is a teacher like Him? Who has prescribed His ways for Him, or said to Him, “You have done wrong”? Remember to extol His work, which (wo)men have praised in song. All (wo)mankind has seen it; (wo)men gaze on it from afar. How great is God – beyond our understanding! The number of His years is past finding out (Job- 36:22-26, /Elihu/).

God’s voice thunders in marvellous ways; He does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, “Fall on the earth, and to the rain shower, “Be a mighty downpour (Job- 37:5-13, /Elihu/).

Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders. Do you know how God contains the clouds and makes from them the lightening flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge (Job- 37:14-16, /Elihu/)?

The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in His justice and great righteousness, He does not oppress. Therefore, (wo)men revere Him, for does He not have regard for all the wise in heart? (Job- 37:23-24, /Elihu/).

6a - Ignition of the Dialectical Interactive Processes

Synthesis DIA Dialectical Synthesization of This Dialectical Content: Transfiguration of a Human Being into a Divine One within Time DIA Space

Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm. He said: Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a (wo)man; I will question you and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth(en)’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimension? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone – while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?… (Job-38:1-7, /The Lord speaks– displeased/out of the storm /).

Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the primordial womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it and laid bars in place, when I said, “This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt” (Job-38:8-11, /The Lord speaks – displeased/out of the storm/)?

Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep? Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth(ens)? Tell me, if you know all this. What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings. Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years (Job-38:16-21, /The Lord speaks - displeased/out of the storm)!

Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion? Can you bring forth the constellation in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth? Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water? Do you send the lighting bolts on their way? Do they report to you, “Here we are”? Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind? Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens when the dust becomes hard and the clods of earth stick together (Job-38:31-38, /The Lord speaks – displeased/out of the storm /)?

6b - Restarting the Dialectical Creative Debate

The Lord said to Job: “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him?” Let her/him who accuses God answer Him (Job-40:1-2, /The Lord speaks – not displeased/out of the storm)!

Job answered the Lord: I am unworthy – how then can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth. I spoke already once, but I have no answer – twice, but I will say no more (Job-40:3-5, /Job/).

7 - Supporting the Dialectical Interactive Processes DIA Ending this Debate with Job's Synthesis DIA (Interim) Conclusion

Synthesis DIA the Renewed Thesis

The Renewed Antithesis

Job's Synthesis DIA (Temporary) Conclusion

Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm: "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn Me to justify yourself? Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like this? Then adorn yourself with glory and splendour, and clothe yourself in honour and majesty. Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at every proud (wo)man and bring her/him low, look at every proud (wo)man and humble her/him, crush the wicked where they stand. Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave. Then I myself will admit you that your own right hand can save you (Job-40-6:14 /The Lord out of the storm, displeased again).

Then Job replied to the Lord: I know that You can do all things; no plan of Yours can be thwarted. You asked, who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge? Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know (Job-42:1-3, /Job/).

You said, "Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer Me." My ears had heard of You but now my eyes have seen You; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes (Job-42:4-6, /Job/).

8∞ - Epilogue - The Coronation of the Victor of this Initiated Dialectical Creative Debate

After the Lord had said these things to Job, He said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "I am angry with you and your two friends because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as my servant Job has. So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my faithful follower Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My faithful follower Job will pray for you and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken of me what is right as my faithful follower Job has. So Eliphaz the Tamanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Namathite did what the Lord told them; and the Lord accepted Job's prayer (Job-42:7-9).

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