11 Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, so the Lord spread out his wings and took him, he lifted him up on his pinions. 12 The Lord alone was guiding him, no foreign god was with him. 13 He enabled him to travel over the heights of the earth, and he ate of the produce of the fields. He provided honey for him from the cliffs, and olive oil from the hardest of rocks, 14 butter from the herd and milk from the flock, along with the fat of lambs, rams and goats of Bashan, along with the best of the kernels of wheat; and from the juice of grapes you drank wine. 15 But Jeshurun became fat and kicked; you got fat, thick, and stuffed! Then he deserted the God who made him, and treated the Rock who saved him with contempt.
4 just as I was in my most productive time, when God’s intimate friendship was experienced in my tent, 5 when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me; 6 when my steps were bathed with butter and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil! 7 When I went out to the city gate and secured my seat in the public square, 8 the young men would see me and step aside, and the old men would get up and remain standing;
Notes and References
"... Some internal evidence indicates that Job’s speeches postdate the Song of Moses. Job’s speech in chapter 29 gives a possible allusion to the Song of Moses (Deut 32:1–43). Job begins this speech by reminiscing about the previous days before the great calamity came upon him (Job 29:1–25). The author(s) use(s) distinct language about the way of Job being washed in curds and a rock pouring forth streams of oil (Job 29:6). This text is strikingly similar to Deuteronomy 32:13b, which speaks of oil coming from a flinty rock. Both texts use the Hebrew words for rock and for oil. The connection is strong enough that Greenstein claims that the intertextual connection is clear. Deuteronomy 32:14 also mentions curds, thus making the connection stronger. The texts use the imagery in similar rhetorical ways, as they are both descriptions of God’s providence. These are the only two texts in the Hebrew Bible that describe oil coming from a rock. The distinct nature of this imagery, combined with its lack of appearance in other texts of the Hebrew Bible, implies direct literary connection ..."
Swinney, James Kipp Intertextual Discourse and the Problem of God: The Intersection of the Speeches of Job and Deuteronomy (pp. 26-28) Abiline Christian University, 2016
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