Monday, August 29, 2022

Was Job an Israelite?


I was asked the following question:

Was Job an Israelite or Gentile?

It is hard to say for certain, because we are not told in the book. Peleg, Noah’s great-great-great-great grandson through Shem, had a brother named Joktan who had a son named Jobab, as we read in Genesis 10:29. If this Jobab was the same as Job, that would make Job Abraham’s great-great-great-great uncle’s son.

29. Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

Edom, the nation descended from Esau, once had a king named Jobab. He is actually listed as the second king of Edom. If this was Job (Job was certainly rich and important enough to have been a king,) then he was related to Israel, but not actually an Israelite, but a descendent of Abraham and Isaac and Esau. You can read about him in Genesis 36:33.

33. And when Bela died, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place.

This Jobab is actually the one that the Septuagint identifies as Job in a section added at the end of the book.

Issachar, one of the fathers of the twelve tribes, had a son named Job. This would make him the grandson of Israel. If so, he lived before the Israelites were made slaves in Egypt, and was an Israelite. Genesis 46:13 talks about this.

13. The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puvah, Job, and Shimron.

There were also two Benjamites named Jobab, but they were late enough that it seems unlikely that Job was either of them.

One hint may be the identity of Job’s friends. There is an Eliphaz who is the son of Esau in Genesis 36:4, 10-12, 15-16; I Chronicles 1:35-36. If this was the Eliphaz of the story, it would be too late for the first Job. Though if Job was an Edomite, it would make sense that he would be friends with another descendant of Esau, yet perhaps (?) Eliphaz would have lived too early to have been friends with the Job who was also descended from Esau. If so, this would make Issachar’s son the most likely candidate. The other two friends are not mentioned anywhere else, so they do not help us.

So it is hard to say for sure who Job was. Take your pick. The Septuagint thinks he was the one descended from Esau. But if the Eliphaz who was Esau’s son is the same Eliphaz, the one who was descended from Issachar may be more likely. So in the final analysis it is hard to say. He may or may not have been an Israelite.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Cooling Some Foods After Cooking Increases Their Resistant Starch

Cooling Some Foods After Cooking Increases Their Resistant Starch

Not all carbs are created equal. From sugars to starches to fiber, different carbs have different effects on your health.

Resistant starch is a carb that is also considered a type of fiber (1).

Increasing your intake of resistant starch can be beneficial for the bacteria in your intestines as well as for your cells (2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source).

Interestingly, research has shown that the way you prepare common foods like potatoes, rice and pasta may change their resistant starch content.

This article will tell you how you can increase the amount of resistant starch in your diet without even changing what you eat.

Starches are made up of long chains of glucose. Glucose is the main building block of carbs. It is also a major source of energy for the cells in your body.

Starches are common carbs found in grains, potatoes, beans, corn and many other foods. However, not all starches are processed the same way inside the body.

Normal starches are broken down into glucose and absorbed. This is why your blood glucose, or blood sugar, increases after eating.

Resistant starch is resistant to digestion, so it passes through the intestines without being broken down by your body.

Yet it can be broken down and used as fuel by the bacteria in your large intestine.

This also produces short-chain fatty acids, which can benefit the health of your cells.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Amazing Bread --super simple


Makes: 1 loaf
Prep: 5 min.
Rest: 6-12 hours
Hands on: 5 min.
Preheating the oven / rising: 15 minutes
Bake: at 500F (260 °C) 25 min. with lid, 8-10 min. without the lid

2 1⁄2 cups (350 g) all purpose flour (plus plenty for the pastry board)
1 1⁄2 cups (210 g) rye flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons caraway seeds (plus more for topping)
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 cups (470 ml) water or whey

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Term "Catholic" in the Bible

 Acts 9:31 (Greek Bible), “ai men oun ekklēsiai kath olēs tēs ioudaias kai galilaias kai samareias eichon eirēnēn oikodomoumenai kai poreuomenai tō phobō tou kuriou kai tē paraklēsei tou agiou pneumatos eplēthunonto” EKKLESIA KATH’OLES.

This not the way it is translated, or used as we do now but it implies a usage of the term.