Job 29 : why scribes & pharisees are silenced by Jesus

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Giuseppe
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Job 29 : why scribes & pharisees are silenced by Jesus

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:13 pm

Job 29 can explain why the scribes and pharisees were silent when Jesus "confuted" them on the "right" interpretation of scriptures.

Job continued his discourse:

2 “How I long for the months gone by,
for the days when God watched over me,
3 when his lamp shone on my head
and by his light I walked through darkness!
4 Oh, for the days when I was in my prime,
when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house,
5 when the Almighty was still with me
and my children were around me,
6 when my path was drenched with cream
and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil.

7 “When I went to the gate of the city
and took my seat in the public square,
8 the young men saw me and stepped aside
and the old men rose to their feet;
9 the chief men refrained from speaking
and covered their mouths with their hands;
10 the voices of the nobles were hushed,
and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.

11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me,
and those who saw me commended me,
12 because I rescued the poor who cried for help,
and the fatherless who had none to assist them.
13 The one who was dying blessed me;
I made the widow’s heart sing.
14 I put on righteousness as my clothing;
justice was my robe and my turban.
15 I was eyes to the blind
and feet to the lame.
16 I was a father to the needy;
I took up the case of the stranger.
17 I broke the fangs of the wicked
and snatched the victims from their teeth.

18 “I thought, ‘I will die in my own house,
my days as numerous as the grains of sand.
19 My roots will reach to the water,
and the dew will lie all night on my branches.
20 My glory will not fade;
the bow will be ever new in my hand.’

21 “People listened to me expectantly,
waiting in silence for my counsel.
22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more;

my words fell gently on their ears.
23 They waited for me as for showers
and drank in my words as the spring rain.
24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it;
the light of my face was precious to them.
25 I chose the way for them and sat as their chief;
I dwelt as a king among his troops;
I was like one who comforts mourners.

The similarity:

Job was silencing the chiefs in the past, when he was rich and happy. Jesus is silencing the scribes in the past time (compared to time of "Mark"). It is supposed that Job will silence again the nobles when he will become again rich and happy. Jesus will silence again the nobles in the time of the evangelist, when the Judea will be destroyed.
As corollary: the scribes and pharisees are condemned to silence.

The difference:

In Job there is not rivarly between the nobles and Job. Job doesn't suffer because the nobles hate him.

In Mark Jesus suffers because the scribes hate him.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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