V. Outline

V. Outline

  1. Prologue (1:1-2:13)
    1. The Hero Job (1:1-5)
    2. The First Divine Council Meeting (1:6-12)
    3. The First Disasters and Job's Reactions (1:13-22)
    4. The Second Divine Council Meeting (2:1-6)
    5. Job's Illness and Reaction (2:7-10)
    6. The Arrival of the Comforters (2:11-13)
  2. Dialogue (3:1-27:23)
    1. Job's Opening statement (3:1-26)
    2. First Cycle of Speeches (4:1-14:32)
      1. Eliphaz (4:1-5:27)
      2. Job (6:1-7:21)
      3. Bildad (8:1-22)
      4. Job (9:1-10:22
      5. Zophar (11:1-20)
      6. Job (12:1-14:22)
    3. Second Cycle of Speeches (15:1-21:34)
      1. Eliphaz (15:1-35)
      2. Job (16:1-17:16)
      3. Bildad (18:1-21)
      4. Job (19:1-29)
      5. Zophar (20:1-29)
      6. Job (21:1-34)
    4. Third Cycle of Speeches (22:1-27:23)
      1. Eliphaz (22:1-30)
      2. Job (23:1-24:25)
      3. Bildad (25:1-6)
      4. Job (26:1-27:23)
  3. Hymn on Wisdom (28:1-28)
  4. Job's Peroration (29:1-31:40)
    1. The Way It Was (29:1-25)
    2. The Way It is (30:1-31)
    3. Job's Ultimate Claim of Innocence (31:1-40)
  5. Speeches of Elihu (32:1-37:24)
  6. Speeches of the Lord (38:1-42:6)
    1. First Speech and Job's Response (38:1-40:5)
    2. Second Speech and Job's Response (40:6-42:6)
  7. The Epilogue (42:7-17)