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O, the answer is very super... May God bless u...
03.08.2014 17:49
La Moldavia e' piena di belle donne,ma non mi pare che,al di fuori di un ristretto numero c he praticano la prostituzione,si possa parlare di un paese di puttane. Certo,io che sono italiano,devo riscontrare un diverso approccio co n i problemi del sesso.Non bisogna pero' dimenticare che,da quando esiste il mondo,esiste questa forma di commercio,che attraverso i secoli era mascherata da necessita' reali.
24.07.2014 13:52
Mark 10:5-6 It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote this law, Jesus replied. But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? DO NOT BE DECEIVED; Neither the sexual immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Matthew 4:17 From that time began to preach, "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near." 1 Corinthians 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
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Thank you Vasile for explaining God's word. God bless you. From Savio in India
01.06.2014 09:10
The bible wasn't written by a pagan king, but was written by Pagans.
20.04.2014 18:34
it is the reading, meditating on and application of gods word in our lives that provides the opportunity for finding purpose, truth and salvation. Not merely reading it. The history of the bible shows it is the most printed book in the last 600 years but not the most widely read, sadly. Religious dogma has replaced truth of gods word, ritual and tradition. So obtain a good translation, read and seek to understand by letting the bible explain itself. Review key things because you will begin to understand who we are, why we need help and the consequences of not reaching out for that help now. Read, listen to gods word, obey and apply his principles then you will be blessed
30.03.2014 11:39
I wonder, if we can see signs of the Apocalypse coming, not only in social turmoil but in the natural world's decadence, Why is the church still encouraging women to have children? If we see millions of children without homes, How can it be good to encourage people to reproduce instead of adopting?
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Why are the names of Job's daughters mentioned in the Bible and not his sons'?

9 feb 2012 | ora 20.07 Doctrine | Priest Vasile Filat

In order to be able to respond to this question asked by one of the visitors of our site, we first need to take a look at the Biblical text where we find Job’s daughters’ names mentioned.

Bible Text

12 The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning ; and he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys. 13 He had seven sons and three daughters. 14 He named the first Jemimah, and the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. 15 In all the land no women were found so fair as Job’s daughters ; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers. 16 After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his grandsons, four generations. 17 And Job died, an old man and full of days. (Job 42)

According to the above text, the answer to our question is found in verse 15 where it is written:

In all the land no women were found so fair as Job’s daughters ; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.

The author wants to draw our attention to two important truths in this text that deal with Job’s daughters:

  • First of all, there were no other women in the land as beautiful as Job’s daughters.
  • Secondly, Job gave the girls an inheritance, as well as to their brothers. According to the Old Testament, the inheritance was only given to the males of the family and not the females. The sons were given an inheritance. The only reason girls were given an inheritance was if there father were to die without having a male heir (see Numbers 27:8). If a girl were given an inheritance then she was not allowed to marry anyone other than a man from here father’s tribe. God did not allow the inheritance of one tribe to pass along to another tribe (see Numbers 36). The purpose of this text is to how Job dealt with his girls so that is why their names are mentioned and not the boys.

Bible Dictionary

I searched the meaning of the names of Job’s three girls. Each name has a very important meaning. Keep in mind that these girls were born after Job experienced all of his sufferings.

Jemimah = “day by day”

After all of Job’s sufferings, he may have wanted a reminder to himself that he must live one day at a time and walk with the Lord because you never know what tomorrow may bring.

The second daughter’s name is:

Keziah = “cassia”- a spice; a powdered bark like cinnamon

This spice is also mentioned in Psalm 45 where we find the following:

 8 All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia ; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

His third daughter was named:

Keren-happuch = “horn of antimony” used by ladies of that time to apply eye cosmetics

So, according to the passages and all that we have seen, the purpose of this text, and specifically the fact that Job’s daughters are mentioned by name, is to either explain how beautiful the girls were or more like to demonstrate the terrible suffering in Job’s life had come to an end.

This is all that the Bible mentions of them. The boys are not mentioned probably because there was nothing really significant about them.

Translation by: Erik Brewer

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I pastor the ”Good News” Church in Chisinau, Moldova, I teach God's Word at the Inductive Bible Study Institute of Eurasia, and I also lead the "Precept Ministries in Moldova” Association. With God's help I founded the Taekwon-Do club " Stolas Leukas ""English for a New Life" School, the Computer School "ScripTehInfo", the International Sports Coaching School and the International Media School. I am married to Anastasia, and we have three children. Since April 2007 we have provided answers from the Bible on this website to 1178 questions submitted by readers. To learn more about me, please read here.
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