Alleluia! Elihu is finally done. And whaddya know? God finally answers Job out of a whirlwind and he’s angry! “Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words?” And god isn’t any better at science than the people who wrote the book – “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. Who determined its dimensions and stretched out the surveying line? What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone”? Haha (v 4-6). Kind of reminds me of Ken Ham asking “were you there?”
God mocks Job in this vein for the rest of the chapter – read it all; it’s a fascinating glimpse into concrete, magical, and pre-scientific thinking. If I needed anything to convince me that this book is completely mythological, written by an ancient, illiterate people, this chapter would be it.
Yahweh continues his rant, and he’s no better at biology than he was at meteorology. The SAB points out that verses 13-17 are blatantly incorrect in regards to the parenting practices of ostriches. He should have stayed in school!