As Job’s friends continue to counsel him after the great losses that he has suffered, they continue to go back to the tried and true understanding of God that is contrary to Job’s lived experience. Bildad, like Eliphaz before, points to the current understanding of God as the only way to interpret Job’s circumstances, and in doing so he pushes just a bit further. Now, instead of it being Job’s own understanding of God, Bildad points to the tradition of their fathers.
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S2 E19: When Tradition Meets Life – Job 8