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Overview Far from being an engaging fable, the account of Job in the Bible is one of the most historically and scientifically accurate records of the ancient world. Perhaps the oldest book in the Bible, the Book of Job touches on many subjects of science and history: an ice age and hydrologic processes in the oceans, to accounts of cave-dwelling people. This commentary on the controversial Book of Job is very different from most of the seminary and Church teachings so prevalent today, for it attests to the historicity of a man named Job who understood at the end of his life that God cannot be "figured out," but He can most certainly be trusted.
Publishers Description Far from a myth or fable, the majestic Book of Job stands forever as a genuine historical account of a man assaulted by the accuser, Satan, and redeemed by a loving God. The author asserts further that Job's ancient account (possibly the oldest book in the Bible, apart from Genesis) is scientifically reliable, touching on aspects of nature that prove man's early knowledge of the universe was more highly sophisticated than many believe today. While this commentary emphasizes that we are not told in the Book of Job why humans suffer, there is sufficient evidence to help us understand that God is indeed interested in us.
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Studio: Master Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2000
Publisher New Leaf Press/Master Books
ISBN 0890512922 ISBN13 9780890512920
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More About Henry Morris
Morris is retired as president of the Institute for Creation Research.
Henry Morris currently resides in the state of California. Henry Morris was born in 1921.
Reviews - What do customers think about Remarkable Record of Job: The Ancient Wisdom, Scientific Accuracy, and Life-Changing Message of an Amazing Book?
The scoffer is wrong Aug 30, 2005
With his heavenly gifts, Henry Morris has offered much to the modern Biblical discussion, and this book is no exception. Christians like the reviewer below seem to be in the middle of a tug of war between so-called science and Christianity - they believe that modern science is completely accurate and therefore must find a way for it to be synronized with the Biblical record. The claim seen in this misguided reviewer's comments that the big bang is in line with the Genesis record of creation "ex nihilo" (out of nothing) shows a misunderstanding of both the Bible and the big bang theory. There isn't a single big bang theorist on earth who believes that the universe erupted out of nothing; rather, the theory dictates that it would have been erupted from a small dot of unimaginably large mass. Mass is something, not nothing. There is nothing in the Bible that would indicate that we should interpret the creation account in any way but a literal sense. As other reviewers have pointed out, the Bible contains a variety of prose with obvious interpretations of each; though some is symbolism that must be deciphered, all is fact and divinely inspired.
Did you READ it?? Oct 11, 2004
I have to wonder sometimes if a few of these reviews are written before having read the book. Nowhere does Henry Morris in any of his writings suggest that every statement in the Bible is to be taken literally. Creationists acknowledge that the Bible is made up of many different types of literature (narrative, poetry, etc.) What they teach is that the Bible should be taken as written, period. If a passage is a narrative passage, we should take it as fact. If it is poetic or symbolic we should take it as that and understand what the symbolism means.
This is an excellent book which points out many, many scientific truths referenced in the Book of Job which were not 'discovered' by men until much, much later, thereby pointing to the divine inspiration of the scriptures.
Does Henry Morris in this book (or anywhere?) claim the sky is 'hard as burnished bronze' because of this symbolic reference? No, this is simply a 'straw man' argument because what Mr. Morris has ACTUALLY written is not easy to argue with if one truly believes the Bible is inerrant.
BTW, the first chapter of Genesis is not a 'hymn'. If you want an example of hymns in scripture read Psalms. Genesis Chapter one is a narrative account of God's creation of the universe.
BTW again, this whole thing is really moot since the previous reviewer misquoted scripture.
Job 37:18 ACTUALLY says: "Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?"
The quote implies that the sky or firmament is 'strong' not 'hard' and that it resembles a mirror at times, both of which are true statements.
Response "reader from Boston" Nov 7, 2003
The "reader from boston" writing the first review of this book needs to be slapped around like a traitor. All Morris is doing is giving the scientific realities of stories in Scripture. About the days of creation, well, anyone who has read the account and has any form of knowledge in their head will know that the creation days are literal days (evening and morning were the first day). Now, I agree that the Bible is not to be taken literally in every word in every passage but that does not mean that it sometimes can be taken literally and is meant to be taken literally. Why would Moses want to communicate anything different or confusing to the people by saying "days" which the Hebrew word means "24 hour day" Before you start criticizing true biblical scholars, you might want to get an education.
Explain to me why the sky is hard, please. Mar 16, 2001
Job 37:18 (NRSV) reads as follows:
"Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a molten mirror?"
Is the sky as hard as a metal mirror? (The NIV translates "molten mirror" as "burnished bronze." So does the KJV.) No. It isn't. Does this mean that the Bible isn't true? No. The Bible is the absolute, revealed truth about man's relationship with God, eternity, morality, etc. But the Bible is not a book about science. There are parts of the Bible that show an amazing pre-modern insight into the scientific realities that we've only discovered in our own time, like the Big Bang (creation ex nilo), the spherical shape of the earth, the thermodynamic decay of the universe, etc. But the Bible isn't primarily concerned about science. Trying to take every statement in the Bible in its absolute literal sense will just get you in trouble, as this verse from Job proves.
Morris has made a career out of advancing a slavishly literal reading of the Bible, and in the process devestated and divided many churches. Recently he has started advancing the KJV-Only doctrine, apparently having decided that he hasn't done enough damage already. The Bible itself doesn't support this kind of ultra-literal reading: Gen. 2:4 says the creation days are "generations" of heaven and earth, indicating that the creation hymn was symbolic! Even my Fundamentalist Sunday School teachers acknowledged that the Bible is to be taken symbolically when it itself calls a passage symbolic!
Leave Henry Morris alone. By your fruits you will know them, and Morris has born bitter fruit indeed!
Take a new and exciting look at the oldest book in the Bible Apr 22, 1999
This book is a very refreshing devotional. Take an exciting new look at the oldest book in the Bible - the ancient book of Job! Learn about how Job lived during the Ice Age and describes dinosours that he has seen (Beheemoth and Leviathon)! Henry Morris is a world famous Christian scientist, and this book is written as well as his many others. I highly recommend this book to any born-again Christian!