that of Siloe discovered in Jerusalem in 1880, and belonging to the eighth century B. a score of seals dating from before the Captivity and containing scarcely anything but proper names, and finally a few coins belonging to the period of the Machabees.
The Semitic languages may be divided geographically into four groups, viz.It must not be thought to imply that they are simply the product of human imagination.… The Prophetical—relates to Israel’s future life as fulfilled in the Messiah. A further purpose is certainly to demonstrate the conflict of the ages between God and Satan and to show the relationship of suffering to this conflict. The key words are “affliction, misery, hardship, etc.” (9 times), “righteous” or “righteousness” (20 times), but the key concept is the sovereignty of God.These books portray real human experience, and grapple with profound problems, and express big realities. 2:3-6 And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job?Before examining them, we should note certain characteristics that all of these five books have. It undertakes to answer the question, Why do the righteous suffer?The seventeen books which lie behind us are historical. The seventeen historical books are concerned with a nation, as such. These five so-called “poetical books” are not the only poetry in the Old Testament Scriptures. This answer comes in a threefold form: (1) God is worthy of love even apart from the blessings He bestows; (2) God may permit suffering as a means of purifying and strengthening the soul in godliness; (3) God’s thoughts and ways are moved by considerations too vast for the puny mind of man to comprehend.the Aramaean dialects which eventually usurped the place of the other as a spoken language.