Welcome back to season five of Enter the Bible, a podcast in which we share “Everything You Wanted to Know about the Bible…but were afraid to ask.”
In episode 6 of season 5, Professor and Elva B. Lovell Chair of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, Kathryn Schifferdecker, joins guest co-host Cameron Howard and re-occurring host, Katie Langston. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2001, Schifferdecker was associate pastor for five years at Trinity Lutheran Church, Arkdale, Wis., before coming to Luther.
Schifferdecker is a frequent contributor to Working Preacher, Word & World, and the author of Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job (Harvard University Press, 2008). She is currently writing a commentary on the book of Esther.
Today our theologians will be answering the question, “Why Are Job’s Three New Daughters Mentioned by Name at the End of the Book, but Not His Sons?”
Biblical books and passages mentioned
- Job 19:25-27
- Job 42:6
Topics, themes and figures mention
- Ellen F. Davis
- Satan: Accuser and Enemy of God
- Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite
- Behemoth and Leviathan: Mythical creatures
- Jemimah, Keziah, and Keren-Happuch: Job’s three daughters
- Problem of Evil
- Risk of love
- Ellen F. Davis: Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament (Washington, DC: Rowman & Littlefield)