He had also seven sons, and three daughters.
] The same number of children, and of the same sort he had before, ( Job 1:2 ) ; and according to Nachman the very same he had before, which the additional letter in the word "seven" is with him the notification of; so that the doubting of what he had before, ( Job 42:10 ) ; respects only his substance, and particularly his cattle; though the Targum says he had fourteen sons, and so Jarchi F20; others think these may be said to be double to Job in their good qualities, external and internal, in their dispositions, virtues, and graces; and others, inasmuch as his former children were not lost, but lived with God, and would live for ever, they might now be said to be double; and so they consider this as a proof of the immortality of the soul, and of the resurrection of the body; but these senses are not to be trusted to; whether these children were by a former wife or another is uncertain.
F20 Vid. Balmes. Gram. Strat. 26.