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In the book of Tobias chapter 2

In verses 11-12, it reads “And as he lay sleeping, hot dung out of a swallow’s nest fell upon his eyes, and he was made blind. Now this trial the Lord therefore permitted to happen to him that an example might be given to posterity of his patience, as also of holy Job.” [It seems that to produce a patient man, God could have chosen more loving means than this cruel method. Also, it reads in Job 19:6-7, that Job was very distressed with his situation, and blamed it on God.]


In chapter 3 verse 6, Tobias was greatly saddened by his blindness, and prayed for death, which, in verse 25, the angel Raphael said he would grant, but not immediately.


In the book of Tobias chapter 3

In verses 7 and 8, Sara daughter of Raguel is reproached “Because she had been given to seven husbands, and a devil named Asmodeus had killed them, at their first going in unto her.” [This statement cannot possibly be true. Devils do not have the power of life and death. In spite of the fact that Sara’s seven husbands were killed “at their first going in unto her”, Sara is twice called a “virgin” 6:22 and 8:4.]


In the book of Tobias chapter 5

Tobias senior asked the angel Raphael “I pray thee, tell me, of what family, or what tribe art thou?


In verse 17, Raphael protests, but in verse 18, he told Tobias senior that “I am Azarias the son of the great Ananias.” [The angel lied about his origin, and had somehow taken human form.]


In the book of Tobias chapter 6

Tobias junior caught a fish, and, upon instruction from the angel Raphael, kept the fish’s gall, heart, and liver. In verse 8, the angel told Tobias junior that “If thou put a little piece of its heart upon coals, the smoke thereof driveth away all kind of devils either from man or from woman, so that they come no more to them.” (The story here is that Tobias junior was to marry Sara daughter of Raguel, and Tobias junior was to use the fish heart to drive away the devil who killed Sara’s seven husbands.)


In verse 19, it reads “And on that night lay the liver of the fish upon the fire, and the devil shall be driven away.


In chapter 8 verses 2-3, it reads “And Tobias remembering the angel’s word, took out of his bag part of the liver, and laid it upon the burning coals. Then the angel Raphael took the devil, and bound him in the desert of upper Egypt.” [It was the heart, not the liver, which was supposed to drive devils away. But, as it turned out, it was the angel who took the devil away. Obviously, the angel Raphael was more powerful than the devil.]


In the book of Tobias chapter 7

In verse 5, it reads “And Raguel said to them: Do you know Tobias my brother?. Then, in verse 6, the angel replied “… Tobias concerning whom you inquirest is this young man’s father.


These verses indicate that Sara and Tobias were first cousins, and their marriage was prohibited by Leviticus 18:6. 

[Tobias senior was cured of his blindness when Tobias junior followed the instructions the angel gave him, ending his father’s blindness which lasted four years. Nowhere in the book of Tobias was there any mention of the exercise of patience, and, in the one recount of Tobias junior’s absence, Tobias senior was eager for information, and sent a messenger to learn of the fate of Tobias junior, hardly the act of a patient man. This recount indicates that God’s “intent” as described in verse 12 did not come to fruition. The whole idea of blinding then curing Tobias senior seems pointless, especially considering the reaction of Tobias senior, who wished for death rather than living with blindness.]


In the book of Judith chapter 8

In verse 15, it reads “For God will not threaten like man, nor be inflamed to anger like the son of man.


God was often angry and threatening. see Exodus 22:24, 32:10, 33:5; Leviticus 26; Numbers 11:1, 10, 33, 12:9, 14:11, 22:22, 25:3, 11, 32:13-14; Deuteronomy 1:34, 3:4, 4:21, 6:15, 9:7-8, 24, 29:20, 27-28, 31:17, 32:21; Joshua 7:1; Judges 2:12, 20, 3:7; Psalms 7:11; 78:49; Jeremiah 4:8, 17:4, 32:30-31; 1 Kings 8:46, 11:9, 14:9, 16:-11-13; 2 Kings 22:17, 24:1; Psalms 78:59; Jeremiah 7:20, 10:10; Ezekiel 20:28; Micah 7:18


In the book of Judith chapter 11

In chapter 11, Judith lied to the general of the Assyrian army, Holofernes, telling him that she would provide information so that he could easily defeat the Israelites. In chapter 13, the general, drunk with wine, lay on his bed, and was slain by Judith. She cut off his head, and took it to the Israelites, saying “… the Lord hath not suffered me his handmaid to be defiled, but hath brought me back to you without pollution of sin, rejoicing for his victory.” In verse 24, it reads, “Blessed be the Lord who made heaven and earth, who hath directed thee to the cutting off the head of the prince of our enemies.


According to verse 24, God violated his own commandment that Thou shall not kill. and directed Judith to commit murder.


In the book of Job chapter 1

In verses 6-9, God told Satan that Job was an upright man who feared God. Satan dared God to test Job, and see how Job would react if his property were taken away. For whatever reason, God granted Satan the power to take away Job’s possessions. Satan, empowered by God, took Job’s possessions, and killed most of Job’s family. Job kept his faith in God. Satan then dared God to inflict bodily injury to Job, and God empowered Satan to do so, and Job was struck with skin ulcers. Job kept his faith. [Satan lost. This story makes no sense. If God is omniscient, He would have known that Job would keep his faith. Why did God accept Satan’s dare? What could God have possibly gained from taking the dare? Why did God interact with Satan, supposedly the enemy of good? Did God rescind the power He gave to Satan? What would have happened had Job lost faith? Clearly, Satan had no power of this kind, nor could he act without God's permission.]  


In the book of Job chapter 2

In verse 11, Job’s friends, Eliphaz, Baldad, and Sophar, “… come together to visit him, and comfort him.


They rebuke and criticize him. See the subsequent quotations.  

Job was very unhappy, and said in verse 3:3 “Let the day perish wherein I was born …”, and in verse 3:11 “Why did I not die in the womb, why did I not perish …”, and in verse 20-21 “Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are in bitterness of soul? That look for death, and it cometh not … 

Job was then rebuked by Eliphaz (verses 4:1-21), and then in verse 5:9 Eliphaz praised God, “Who doth great things and unsearchable and wonderful things without number.” [God’s action toward Job was not ‘great’ and ‘wonderful’.]  

Then Eliphaz made a statement which was contradictory to God’s behavior, in verse 5:13 “Who … disappointeth the counsel of the wicked.” [God certainly did not disappoint Satan.]

In verse 5:18 Eliphaz went on to say that God “… woundeth and cureth: He striketh, and His hands shall heal.” [But, God did not heal Job.]  

In chapters 6 and 7, Job laments his fate, saying in verse 7:11 “Therefore I will not spare my mouth; I will speak in the affliction of my spirit, I will talk with the bitterness of my soul.” and asked in verse 7:19 “How long wilt thou not spare me …?” [How does this action constitute ‘keeping the faith’?]  

In chapter 8, he was rebuked by Baldad, and in verse 8:6 Baldad said “If thou wilt walk clean and upright, He will presently awake unto thee … “ In chapter 10, Job answered Baldad saying in verses 2-3 “I will say to God: Do not condemn me: tell me why thou judgest me so. Doth it seem good to thee that thou shouldst calumniate me, and oppress me, the work of thy own hands, and help the counsel of the wicked?” [That question was a very good one: Why did God help Satan?]  

In chapter 11 verse 13, Sophar reproved Job saying “But thou hast hardened thy heart, and hast spread thy hands to Him.” In chapter 13, Job rebuked his friends saying in verse 4 “Having first shown that you are forgers of lies, and maintainers of perverse opinions.” And, in verse 15, he stated his faith in God saying “Although He should kill me, I will trust in him. …” In chapter 15, Eliphaz continued to rebuke Job saying in verse 3 “Thou reprovest Him by words, who is not equal to thee, and thou speakest that which is not good for thee.” In chapter 16 verse 2, Job answered saying “… you are all troublesome comforters. 

[In chapters 38-41, God praises himself!]  

In chapter 42 verse 10, it reads “The Lord was turned at the penance of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” In verse 11, it reads “And all his brethren came to him, and all his sisters, and all that knew him.” In verse 13, it reads “And he had seven sons and three daughters.” [So, after Job passed his test, God restored everything, and apparently revived everyone who had been killed. No mention was made about the skin ulcers.]

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