New Defender's Study Bible Notes
8:8 the former age. Bildad evidently is thinking here of Enoch, Noah, and the other patriarchs of the antediluvian age, indicating he was aware of their inspired records, especially of God’s punishment of the wicked in that “former age.”
8:9 days upon earth. Even though the people of Job’s day were still living to ages of two hundred years (Job 42:16), this was “but a shadow” compared to the nine-hundred-year life spans of the antediluvian patriarchs.
8:11 rush... flag. Marsh-land plants.