Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Job: Synoptic Outline
The Parts of the book are:
I. The history of the patience of Job, Chapters 1-31, in which are:
1. Dialogue I: between God and Satan: chapter 1.
2. Dialogue II:
a. Between Job and his wife: chapter 2.
b. The outcome of it, Job’s impatience: chapter 3.
3. Dialogue III: between Job and his friends: chapters 4-31: as:
a. Eliphaz and Job: chapters 4-7: in which are:
α. Eliphaz’s speech, and in it:
א. The censuring of Job: chapter 4.
ב. Dissuasion from impatience: chapter 5.
β. Job’s response, in which he:
א. Turns blame from himself: chapter 6.
ב. Complains of the misery of life: chapter 7.
b. Bildad and Job: chapters 8-10: in which:
α. Bildad defends God’s judgment: chapter 8.
א. Acknowledges the just judgment of God: chapter 9.
ב. Deprecates that, and deplores his misery: chapter 10.
c. Zophar and Job: chapters 11-14: in which:
α. Zophar urges repentance on Job: chapter 11.
א. Sets forth his own opinion concerning God: chapter 12.
ב. Testifies of his faith in God: chapter 13.
ג. Deplores the vanity of life: chapter 14.
d. Eliphaz and Job: chapters 15-17: in which:
α. Eliphaz rebukes Job in a variety of ways: chapter 15.
א. Defends his freedom of speech: chapter 16.
ב. Accuses his friends as mockers: chapter 17.
e. Bildad and Job: chapters 18; 19: in which:
α. Bildad, rebuking Job, magnifies the evils of the impious: chapter 18.
β. Job testifies to his faith in the Redeemer: chapter 19.
f. Zophar and Job: chapters 20; 21: in which:
α. Zophar discourses concerning the calamities of hypocrites: chapter 20.
β. Job describes the γλυκύπικρον/bitter-sweet life of the impious: chapter 21.
g. Eliphaz and Job: chapters 22-24: in which:
α. Eliphaz, bring up the sins of Job as a reproach to him, urges conversion: chapter 22.
א. Appeals to God as judge: chapter 23.
ב. Complains of the obscurity of God’s judgments: chapter 24.
h. Bildad and Job: chapters 25-31: in which:
α. Bildad charges Job with accusing God, the judge: chapter 25.
א. Magnifies God’s omnipotence and majesty: chapter 26.
ב. With God as witness, convicts adversaries, and dehorts from sin: chapter 27.
ג. Sets forth true wisdom: chapter 28.
ד. Sets forth his former happiness: chapter 29.
ה. Deplores his present state: chapter 30.
ו. Defends his innocence in a variety of ways: chapter 31.
II. The happy end of Patience, Chapters 32-42: in which are:
1. The fourth Dialogue of Elihu: chapters 32-37: and in it:
a. The introduction to the speech: chapter 32.
b. The sentence of Elihu: chapters 33-37: in which:
α. He denies to Job, that he had spoken rightly, that God had treated him as an enemy: chapter 33.
β. He denies to him again, that he had spoken rightly, that God had abandoned him as a just man: chapter 34.
γ. He upholds the chastisement of the pious: chapter 35.
δ. He teaches that God recompenses the pious after trial, and examines the wishes of Job: chapter 36.
ε. He rouses Job to the contemplation of the works of divine providence: chapter 37.
2. The fifth Dialogue of God Himself: chapters 38-42: in which are:
a. The first speech of God to Job out of the whirlwind, in which:
α. He sets forth to Job His Majesty by the works of creation and government: chapter 38.
β. He demonstrates with uninterrupted examples the works of His providence: chapters 39:1-40:2.
b. The response of Job, ascribing glory to God: chapter 40:3-5.
c. The second speech of God from the whirlwind, in which:
α. He vindicates His judgment, righteousness, and power: chapters 40:6-41:10.
β. He further demonstrates the righteousness of His judgment: chapter 41:11-34.
d. Job’s response, in which he surrenders himself to be instructed by God: chapter 42:1-6.
e. Job’s restoration: chapter 42:7-17.