The Religious, Social and Moral Life of the Patriarchal Days as Depicted in the Book of Job
R. Corneli Agnes Rosabella1, Sundarsingh J2
1R. Corneli Agnes Rosabella, Department of English, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Sundarsingh J, Department of English, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on September 18, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 1175-1178 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L38941081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3894.1081219
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Abstract: The book of Job, one of the earliest books of the Old Testament, gives us a glimpse of the social life and history of the people of Uz and its neighbouring places during the days of the patriarchs. It has sporadic mention to the religious, social and moral life of the people of that time. Their abundant knowledge of diverse arts and sciences is astonishing. The religious beliefs like offering sacrifices, praying for each other and possessing a clear understanding about God are depicted in this book. The social evil of the time namely plundering of pastoral wealth and ostracizing people with certain ailments are evident. The unique way of mourning by rending the garments is one of their common practices. Besides these, the moral and ethical values of the people are also echoed throughout this book. The book is a sure proof of the knowledge of these people in the commercial practice of barter system, science of astronomy, mining, hunting, writing and so on. Above all it bears testimony to the righteous life of one of the richest men of that time Job, and his unwavering faith even amidst the traumatic and triumphant phases of his life.
Keywords: Old Testament, Patriarchal, Sanctification, Kriah, Barter, Retributive Justice, Precession, Wobble, Mineralogy, Stylus.
Scope of the Article: Life Cycle Engineering