Job (Zoom Course)



3 Academic Credit Hours (October 16 – December 18, 2023)


Course will be held via Zoom on Mondays , 4 – 7 PM Israel Time




Course Description

The book of Job is a vital part of Wisdom Literature in the Bible (Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes). As such, this course will seek to deal with the question of God’s wisdom and His righteousness, in the light of suffering, crisis, and loss. The course will review other texts that deal with this question from the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and Second Temple Literature. The course will revolve around God’s sovereignty amidst suffering and trials. Moreover, this course will focus on the need for a mediator who bridges the gap between a holy God and sinful man. Finally, the course will unpack the paradox by which righteous people suffer while the wicked prosper.

Course Structure

The lessons will be held through a Zoom format, consisting of lectures and interactive discussions between all participants. There will be 10 three hour (with breaks) live zoom lectures. Recordings will be available to registered students to watch multiple times during the time of the course and for six weeks after it ends. It won’t be possible to download video lectures to personal PC.

We cannot ensure the quality of zoom recordings should technical failures occur. We also cannot guarantee that all parts will be recorded. Therefore, it is NOT possible to register for recordings only. Students need to participate in live lectures.

Course Goals

  1. To reveal the worldviews presented in the book of Job in the context of man’s attitude towards himself, his world, and his God, in the light of loss.
  2. To meditate on the book of Job and other biblical texts which deal with similar issues, while emphasizing the uniqueness of Job’s character.
  3. To examine the aspects of the book in the light of passages from the New Testament and to find its relevance for our time.
  4. To learn more thoroughly and deeply on the wisdom of God and the character of Messiah, as reflected in the book of Job.

Learning Outcome

  • The students will be motivated to meditate more on the book of Job and on the rest of the Scriptures.
  • The students’ awareness of the importance of Job’s lesson in their Christian lives will grow.
  • The students’ understanding of God’s wisdom, despite trials, crises, and persecution, will increase.
  • The student will see the role of the Messiah in their lives, and their dependency on Him will grow.

Course Dates and Topics :

Date Subject
 16.10.2023 Introduction to the Wisdom Literature and the book of Job its Scriptural context
 23.10.2023 The structure of Job and its main message; was Job an historical figure and why is it important?
 30.10.2023 The philosophy behind the book of Job and its theological premises
 06.11.2023 The book of Job in the light of God’s justice, the Law, and suffering
 13.11.2023 The structure of the book of Job, its style, and the purpose behind it
 20.11.2023 The role of Job’s friends in contrast to the appearance of God towards the end of the book
 27.11.2023 Job as a mere religious man: too good, or not good enough?
 04.12.2023 Job as Israel: the life of Job as a foreshadow of the destiny of Israel
 11.12.2023 The Gospel according to Job: the character of Job as a foreshadow of the Suffering Servant
 18.12.2023 Summary of the course: what can we learn from the wisdom in the Bible, especially from Job


Instructor: Dr. Golan Broshi

Dr. Golan Broshi is an Israeli born Messianic believer in Yeshua and an active member of Or Ha-Sharon Messianic Congregation. He holds MA in Social Education, MA in Jewish Education, and DMin in Middle East Leadership Ministry. He serves on the faculty of Israel College of the Bible in Netanya, Israel, as a full-time lecturer. His teaching field concentration is on Jewish Oral Law, Biblical Hebrew, and Education. Dr. Golan Broshi has published several scholarly articles and books including, The Oral Law Debunked (co-authored with Dr. Eitan Bar, One for Israel, 2018), “Shavuot,” in A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith (eds. Craig A. Evans, David Mishkin, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2019).


  • Live Lectures via Zoom
  • October 16 – December 18, 2023, Mondays, 4 – 7 PM GMT+3 (Israel Time)
  • Language: English

Main Texts

  • The Bible
  • The articles will be available to all students, in PDF format
  • FOR CREDIT STUDENTS ONLY : Must Read – choose one book from the list below, to complete Reading Assignment:
  1. Alter, Robert. The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary. W. W. Norton & Company, 2011.
  2. Brown, Michael L. Job: The Faith to Challenge God: A New Translation and Commentary. Hendrickson Academic, 2019.
  3. Greenstein, Edward L.The Book of Job: A History of Interpretation and a Commentary. Wipf and Stock, 2020.
  4. Hernandez, Dominic S. The Prosperity of the Wicked: A Theological Challenge in the Book of Job and in Ancient Near Eastern Literature. Gorgias Press LLC, 2022.
  5. Jones, Clay. Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life’s Toughest Questions. Harvest House Publishers, 2017.
  6. Longman III, Tremper (ed.). Job. Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.
  7. Walton, John H. Job. The NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.
  8. Scheindlin, Raymond P. The Book of Job: Translation, Introduction, and Notes. New York: Norton, 1998.


Course Fees

  • For Personal Enrichment  – $249 USD
  • For Academic Credit  – $750 USD

*These fees do not include required textbooks

**Payment is non-refundable