You have so easily changed the written words. How does “the servant is free from his master” become “all are equal without rank”? With this philosophy you can make the bible say whatever. The bible then becomes your thoughts and not God’s thoughts.
If you closely examine the words of Job concerning “servant” you will have reason to believe that the book of Job is post Mosaic, or at the least concurrent.I have not conceded to the post-Mosaic system as to Job's context. We do not Job's ancestry clearly. What I believe is not what I can prove, so I make no premise. One covenant differs from another covenant, dispensation from each other, old from new....
The word “sakiyr”(hireling) occurs seventeen times in the bible. The first time it occurs is in Exodus 12:45 prior to the law, and refers to partaking of the Passover Lamb. The next nine times it is found it has to do with the Mosaic Law. The next three times it occurs are found in Job, spoken by Job regarding himself. The last four times it occurs are in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Malachi respectively.
The word servant occurs 40 times in Genesis, without the word “hireling” ever occurring.
The concept of types of servants did not originate with the Mosaic Law. The types of servants were mandated by man, while the rules governing them were mandated by God.
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
Godly principles are not dispensational. Revelations 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
How was Job’s creation different from yours or mine?Job was a servant by creation not calling. If we say vocation it was the times of the Gentiles or the Sons of Noah. I do not mix things that differ.
Only the Jews were under Mosaic Law, but the Mosaic Law does not dispense with the spirit of the law which is written in the hearts of man from the beginning of time.I do not find Job under the law revealed as at Sinai; God's natural law existed then as now, as Paul teaches. The poetic story is not judicial but spiritual, revealing the Enemy, the Accuser, the Slanderer, Provoker, Liar, Snake, at work as God foretold to Adam and Eve in the Garden. Should I put Job under Moses then I would lose many nights of sleep to explain the Book of Job.
That Job wanted to be free from his master, and the fact that his master was God, is quite significant.
You cannot so easily dismiss the servant argument when so much is made of Job being God’s servant.
That is your prerogative, but is it wise to bulldoze through the book without digesting all the details?I still intend tp proceed in digest of the dialogues, unless requested to desist.