This week, Rupert Ward will be speaking and considering the women in Job’s family. This text for week (see below) is at the end of the story, but you may also find it helpful to read Job 1:1 – 2: 10. As you do so you might wish to ask yourself:
  • What is surprising about the text in Job 42?        
  • What is notably absent from the text in Job 42?
  • What do you think it might have been like to one of Job’s children in chapter 1?  And then in chapter 42?


12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys.13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch. 15 Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers.


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