Lamentations-Job: God’s Path Through Pain

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Lamentations-Job: God’s Path Through Pain


Number of Lessons: 2Avg. Lesson Length: 27 MinutesTime Required: 2 Hours MinimumLevel: Intermediate


Pressure and pain are realities of life. One of the verifying realities of the Old Testament record is its openness about the difficulties God’s people often suffered—and were often confused by. This course, Lamentations-Job: God’s Path Through Pain, studies three books that deal head-on with the pain and pressure often associated with being God’s people.

With this course you will also receive Ray C. Stedman’s teaching commentary related to this section of the Bible. Click here to see a sample chapter.


Really enjoyed this course – it brought much insight to work through the book of Job, thank you.

Course Reviewed: 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the course, and even though it was kinda “depressing” with all the lamenting and stress, the story was Esther was a light in the darkness for me, my heart has always went out to Job, because he suffered so much tragedy, but I have also found it always “hopeful” that God restored him, and that he remained faithful even through all he was afflicted with. That showed he was True to God.

Course Reviewed: 2 months ago


ProfessorDouglas K. Stuart, PhD
  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Yale Divinity School, graduate studies
  • Harvard University, BA


  1. To introduce students to survey information of the Old Testament.
  2. To help develop critical and practical aptitudes in understanding the Bible.
  3. To provide scholarly information that will help students better understand the historical and biblical context of the Old Testament.


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This course brings so much revelation to Gods people about His plan and purpose for our lives.
As I’ve studied with intensity, I’ve learned more about the human heart and how gracious our LORD is.
Great class!

Course Reviewed: 4 months ago

I really enjoyed this particular course. I have always loved the book of Esther, but the book of Job was my favorite part. I feel like I gained the most insight from the study of Job.

Course Reviewed: 6 months ago

A very enjoyable course

Course Reviewed: 7 months ago

This was my first course with Our Daily Bread University, and I greatly enjoyed the study. The material was substantively accurate and provided great insight for learning purposes. I also appreciate the testing style. Thank you for providing this service!

Course Reviewed: 7 months ago

Job can be hard to understand, especially when going through our own personal pain. Studying this again without angst currently in my life was helpful.

Course Reviewed: 9 months ago

I love the way the instructor helps us to understand what is going on in those books.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

Excellent overview of Lamentations, Esther and Job. Many interesting additional insights.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

Great to have a simple summary of these books on suffering in Lamentations and Job.

Course Reviewed: 1 year ago

I could not stop this lecture study. As we went through the course it opened deeper understanding why Job suffered and why job was appointed by God to be challenged by Satan. But one beautiful understanding from Job is we will pure like gold…

Course Reviewed: 2 years ago

Truly loved this. It really gave me great insights into these books of the Old Testament. Lamentations is not a normal go to book for me, but I learned so much about its structure and set up, it helped me appreciate its inclusion in the Scriptures. Job and Esther have always been favorites of mine, but I was able to learn so much, especially about Job through this course. Highly recommend it.

Course Reviewed: 2 years ago