How was it possible for people to accurately record the conversations that happened in the earliest days mentioned in the Bible, such as in the book of Job?


Job 1:1 - 22

ESV - 1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. 2 There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say, first, that there are recorded conversations included in the Bible (such as those in Genesis, for instance) that would have been earlier than the dialogues in the book of Job.

There are also conversations recorded in the book of Job other than the speeches of Job, Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar, and Elihu (such as the conversations between God and Satan in Chapters 1 and 2) that could have been known to the writer of Job by no means other than direct revelation from God.

That being the case, it seems to me that God would certainly have been capable of using that same means of revelation or inspiration (in addition to historic records of which we may not have knowledge) to assure that all other material in Scripture (not just in the book of Job) that took place prior to (and, in some cases long before) the life of the person who set down the information was recorded accurately and in accordance with His will, in order to provide people of all historic eras the specific information that He wanted them to know.

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