|Posted on 3 March, 2016 at 18:25|
Most people when they think or ask the question "What would be the oldest book in the entire biblical world? " would most likely say that it is Genesis ,"Its a Book from the beginning of time isn't it? ". Well the answer is NO, the Oldest Book is the "Book of JOB ."
Yes it is very true that Genesis is the first book of the Bible, its a book made up of writings from the time of Moses ABOUT the beginning of time but "NOT from the Beginning of Time" . However Genesis is integral as this is the introduction to the Bible, a book of beginnings, detailing an expression of GOD , a Supreme Being, outside our Time and Space domain and as such, that all depends , without GOD was not anything made that was made. Gen 1:1 John 1:3.
So to sumarise Genesis it is sets the stage for the next 65 books we will discover and unveil the mystries of ;
GOD SUPREME Gen 1:1 also refer John 1:3
GOD TRUINE Gen 1:1 Gen 1:2 also refer John 1:1
GOD CREATOR Gen 1:2 Gen 1:3 Gen 1:24 Gen 1:27 Gen 1:28
THE CONTRAST TO GOD IS SATAN Gen 4:1-24 Gen 6 Gen 12
THE PATHWAYS OF CERTAIN PEOPLE AND THE PROMISES OF REDEMPTION FOR MANKIND
THE NEED FOR A REDEEMER.
A QUICK LOOK AT THE OLDEST BOOK IN THE WORLD.
Lets look at JOB , here is a character that was living in the early dawn of time and civilisation. Job himself was a pioineer of higher thoughts of understaning, it appears he had Scientific Knowledge, Prophetical insight ,a man of Proverbial sayings and was in contest in the battle of Good over Evil and was Victorious in the Contest with Satan. He is refered to by Ezekial 14;14 .
Job gives reference to many references to the Old World Job 22: 15-16 31:33. many clues are given to the age of this ancient book when the 42 chapters are disected and no reference are made to Hebrew Law. So this would suggest that he lived well before the Laws were handed to Moses by God or any Levitical Law being practiced.
Job is charged with true Faith, he was a man of a high and an honourable position, Perfect , Upright , God fearing , Eschewing Evil, Holding steadfast in his Integrity.
Job's Words of Wisdom and Gods Beauty are found in Job 1:21 2:10 13:15 28:28 23:10 19:25-26
Job's Scientific Knowlege from the dawn of time and he makes profound statements about the Earth, Space, Stars and the weight of Air, thousands of years before the likes of Copernicus and Galileo. Job 26;7, 28:24-25 38:19 9:8-9 38:31-32.
Job's Words of Prophecy Job 19:25 38:22-23
Job's Words of Prophecy Job 16;2 5:7 19:20 42:5 42:6 42:10
Job's Resounding Victory in the contest with the Evil One Job 42:10-12
This makes a very interesting study , I hope these notes and scripture references will help.