Book of Job

by

Anonymous

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Book of Job: Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
God continues asking Job if he knows when mountain goats or deer give birth to their young. Who let the wild ass go free to roam in the mountains? Did Job give the horse its might and fearlessness in battle? Is it because of Job’s wisdom that the hawk soars and the eagle nests on the heights?
God’s interrogation of Job is relentless. With the animal imagery, God not only reinforces the image of his power but also conveys his providence—his care for everything in creation. He made all creatures with particular designs and purposes. Job can’t explain a single one of these things, much less accomplish these things himself.
Themes
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Human Wisdom vs. Divine Wisdom Theme Icon