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How did Job know about a future redeemer?


Job 19:25

ESV - 25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.

Clarify Share Report Asked March 29 2021 Raytoddjr2 Ray Todd

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Although Job's words could certainly be interpreted in a prophetic or messianic sense, I would say that, at the time that he made the statement in the cited verse, he was speaking only of a redeemer in the context of his own current situation.

Job's three "friends", who were supposedly trying to comfort Job in his suffering, instead had all implied that he must have done something to deserve the afflictions that had happened to him.

When Job referred to his Redeemer, he was speaking of God Himself as being the one who would ultimately and finally "redeem" or vindicate him (no matter how long it took, since He was eternal) by showing that the accusations of Job's friends were all unfounded and false, and also saying that this redemption that God would provide would be more lasting than any of the charges that Job's friends had made against him.

March 30 2021 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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