The Biblical Hebrew Webinar that I run takes place at the end of my working week, the beginning of my weekend here in Jerusalem. Waking up in the middle of the night and learning Torah is one of my favorite ways to serve God and I must say that even after 121 lectures and two great summits, the students and the Hebrew always start my weekend off on the right foot.
On May 2nd, we discussed the end of the Book of Job and I shared with my students that the last month for me involved a big job about the book of Job. Since it’s a book that contains relatively difficult language, even for a native Hebrew speaker, the challenge is doubled.
Today we shall look at a few last interesting points at the end of Job. In our last blog we discussed the difference between Job and his friends. By the end, Job was actually doing well and they were mistaken. For that reason they needed to sacrifice in order to be forgiven by God.
Let’s see what the destiny of his property and family that he lost in Job 1 was:
|“And the Lord increased all that Job had twofold… The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys. He had seven sons and three daughters.”(Job 42:10, 12-13)||
“וַיֹּסֶף יְהוָה אֶת כָּל אֲשֶׁר לְאִיּוֹב לְמִשְׁנֶה… וַיהוָה בֵּרַךְ אֶת אַחֲרִית אִיּוֹב–מֵרֵאשִׁתוֹ; וַיְהִי לוֹ אַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר אֶלֶף צֹאן וְשֵׁשֶׁת אֲלָפִים גְּמַלִּים וְאֶלֶף צֶמֶד בָּקָר וְאֶלֶף אֲתוֹנוֹת. וַיְהִי לוֹ שִׁבְעָנָה בָנִים וְשָׁלוֹשׁ בָּנוֹת”.