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The book of Job is the story of a "righteous sufferer" (Job 1-2; 42) framing a set of dialogues (Job 3-41) in which Job's plight is debated.

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How should one understand the Hebrew expression מִֽי־֭יִתֵּן (mi yitten)? Is it an idiom, and if so, what does it mean?

Multiple texts in the Hebrew Old Testament use this phrase מִֽי־֭יִתֵּן, which seems to be an idiom because it is not translated literally as something like "who allows/provides." Here are ...
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What is the significance of Hebrew word tummah at Job 2:3?

And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he ...
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How do we reconcile Job 21:16 in ESV & NKJV

Job 21:16[ESV] Behold, is not their prosperity in their hand? The counsel of the wicked is far from me. Job 21:16[NKJV] Indeed their prosperity is not in their hand; The counsel of the wicked is far ...
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I have found a ransom Job 33:24

Job 33:24 (NASB) 24 And he is gracious to him, and says, ‘Free him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom’; What was the ransom that prevented Job from dying?
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Different chapter verse numbering in Job 40 between Masoretic and other texts

Can someone explain how there came to be different chapter/verse numberings in Chapter 40 of the book of Job? MT 40:25 becomes 41:1 in many other Bibles. Thanks!