Comparison Of Genesis 6-11 And The Book Of Job

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Noah from Genesis 6-11 and Job of The Book of Job, as characters, are similar individuals, however, the actions taken by them separates their views. They both undergo a change in identity and one character is affected more than the other and has the courage to questioned God, which is Job. However, examining closely, one can see the structure that is presented by the author in Genesis 6-11 and The Book of Job and each are quite different. In Genesis 6-11, it uses structure as well as tone, to signify the creation of heaven and earth that God created has been a regret while The Book of Job uses structure and irony to explain Job transformation from good to bad where God gambles with Satan for Job’s worthiness. The distinctive tones used by both …show more content…
Both characters are in someone’s play and to fulfill their role they follow commands or are noble. In Genesis 6-11 Noah seem to uphold a model image for the fate of humanity once God decides to flood all evil and corruption. The journey is acted out as a test of faith to follow God and believe in his orders. The tone that God uses to convince Noah into building an ark of cypress was calm and informative. The concept here lines out as a regret and making humanity correct with the help of a man who God had stated “I will remember My covenant, between Me and you and living creature of all flesh, and the waters will no more become a Flood to destroy all flesh” (37) that Noah was his solution to the problem. In comparison the tone that effects Job’s view on God is always calm as if God knows that Job wouldn’t disobey rather be a righteous man like Noah. In fact, Job does everything in his life without making a sin but still suffers. Although, Noah did not suffer but had seen the fate of humanity washed away, Job does everything God wants and plays his role but is not satisfied with his life. To analyze Job closer, his wife said, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God, and die” (127) and as a response Job states “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?” (127). In doing all this, Job is indistinguishable from Noah because Job did not sin with his lips. Even when God eliminates humanity or makes one suffer, Noah and Job, treats God as a fatherly figure where one must never disobey. The beginning of Genesis 6-11 and The Book of Job shows both men not being blameless and upright (34 &

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