Did the disciples see Jesus (John 20:20) in the way Job saw God in Job 42:5?
How could the disciples see Jesus (John 20:20) in the way Job saw God in Job 42:5 when just 3 verses earlier, in John 20:17 we find Jesus saying "Don’t hold me, for I haven’t yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ Did God ascend to God?
How can they see/perceive Jesus in the way Job saw God in Job 42:5 considering all of what the bible says about "seeing" God?
God is a spirit, John 4:24 and is invisible, 1 Timothy 1:17, John 1:18. When Jesus appeared to the disciples in John 20:20, he showed them his hands and his side. Examining John 20:20, there is no evidence that the disciples saw Jesus in the way Job saw God in Job 42:5 because;
Job 42:5 does not show God as having corporeal hands and side like Jesus has as John 20:20 shows nor does Job 42:5 show that God's name is Jesus.
The view that the disciples "saw Jesus in the same way as Job saw God in Job 42:5 because Jesus was called "Lord" is misleading because the title"Lord" in John 20:20 does not mean God or YHWH. In addition, it was Jesus' God who made him lord as Acts 2:33-36 show, but, nobody Makes God Lord.
Was God being untruthful when he said no man will see Him and live? Exodus 33:20?
Reading Exodus 33:21-23 show us that Moses had to be divinely protected so he could see God's back (His passing glory). So Moses did not really see God face to face. Acts 7:38 shows us that Moses actually spoke with an angel representing God.
Exodus 33:20 - 23 ASV
And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for man shall not see me and live. and Jehovah said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock: and it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand until I have passed by: and I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back; but my face shall not be seen.
Acts 7:38 WEB
This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness with the angel that spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, who received living revelations to give to us,
Genesis 18 cannot be used to deduce that Abraham saw God because of Paul's allusion to it in Hebrews 13:2 where it shows that Abraham saw angels, not Jehovah.
Hebrews 13:2 WEB
Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.
When Job's understanding was clarified after God's questioning, Job 42:5 is better understood figuratively. Consider Genesis 33:10 in addition to the aforementioned reasons.
Genesis 33:10 ASV
And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found favor in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand; forasmuch as I have seen thy face, as one seeth the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
Acts 2:32 confirms that the disciples saw the resurrected Jesus, not God.
Acts 2:32 ASV
This Jesus did God raise up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Careful consideration of Job 40:8 is needed before contradicting what God and His Christ has stated, thereby making them untrue.
God said "no man shall see Me and live.... " Genesis 33:20. Jesus said " No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him"" But some say "People have seen God". If both God and Jesus' statements that "no man has seen God" is true, how can a contradictory statement like "People have seen God". be also true? Will we put God in the wrong, so we may be in the right? Job 40:8.