PART FOUR: Answer as specifically as possible each of the following questions about the story of Job:
1. In the prologue we are told that Job is made to suffer “without reason” (or “without cause”). Why must we know this?
2. One character in the story says to Job, “Curse God and die”. Who is speaking and why does she say this?
3. Psychomachia is a literary concept that applies well to Job’s story. Explain.
4. Who answers Job out of the whirlwind and what is the purpose of this encounter?
5. The three comforters fall into the intellectual trap of explaining Job’s suffering as an example of the deuteronomic law. Explain.