JOB 2: 10
But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
We rightly suppose that Job was a very religious man, and that he was acquainted with God and religious as it was understood and practiced in those days.
He no doubt knew of the many traditions and revelations of God up to that time, being a grandson of Jacob.
He was born 352 years after Noah died, and about 200 years after Shem died. This would allow for dates as follows:
-1 – Shem 502 years after flood [Gen.11:10-11, or contemporary with Abraham 75 years. He died the year Abraham left for Canaan [Gen.12:4].
-2 – Abraham 25 Years to Isaac [Gen.21:5]
-3 – Isaac 60 years to Jacob [Gen.25:26]
-4 – Jacob was about 85 when Issachar was born.
-5 – Issachar was about 30 years when Job was born.
-6 – Job was about 70 when he was afflicted, according to some scholars. This would make it only 772 years after the flood.
From the above we can understand how Job could know about the religious belief and practices of Shem, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob-their spiritual experiences and the doctrines adhered to. We find many of the great doctrines of the Bible in the Book of Job.
– Dake A.R.B. : Page 451