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Job 15:10



10 With us are both the grayheaded [siyb] and very aged [yashiysh] men, much [kabbiyr] elder [yowm] than thy father ['ab]. KJV-Interlinear



10 'Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, Older than your father. NASB



Job has been asked if he is older than the hills, if his life began before the first man, if he has sat in the counsel chambers with God, if he knows something divinely secret, that no one else knows.


All of these are nothing more than ridiculing debater's techniques. They are questions, which cannot be answered, and therefore places the challenged in a subordinate position, lower than the challenger.


This is an effort to place Job beneath his three friends socially, and knowledgeably. Eliphaz implies that if Job has not been born before all of humanity, if Job is not older than the hills, if Job has not sat in on the conversations of the Godhead, then he can't possibly be wise.


But then, have the three friends accomplished any of these?


And of course, no living person can fit these requirements. If no person has accomplished any of these, then no human being can be wise. At least from the source of their own abilities, that is.


All wisdom comes from God. And, God provides His wisdom freely to anyone who is interested. Age is irrelevant, then. Positive volition is relevant.


Psa. 119:100

100 I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Thy precepts. NASB


Job lived in a time after the flood of Noah. He was perhaps born just a few generations after the flood. Most of the first generations of Noah and Shem and following, are still alive in Job's day. They are perhaps five-hundred, or six-hundred, or seven hundred years old.


Eliphaz tells us that even Jobs dad, is younger than these very old fellows. Jobs dad must still be alive. That at least places Job and his dad's generation after those who came before, and suggests that there exist several generations prior to Job's.


Eliphaz suggests that even these older men, of several hundreds of years old, subscribe to his, Eliphaz's, opinions. So how can Job possibly disagree?


And again, Eliphaz makes a broad statement, which is easy to say, but difficult to prove. Such is the nature of liberal minded people. They will reach into the ambiguous, so that no one can argue with them. They make their arguments emotional, and based on the emotions, rather than fact, in order to gain the attentions and support of their followers, or whomever they want to influence.

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