The Israelites at the time were God's chosen ones.
says who? the Isrealites?
I guess going by the Mosaic account, it would be the Israelites opinion. Also JW doctrine.
The point that I'm getting at is this belief contradicts the JW teaching taken from Eph. 4: 5 "one Lord, one faith, one baptism". The JW's take this to mean that there is only one religion that is right. (Rs. pg 332 "What makes you think there is only one religion that is right?")
So, did Job practice the same religion as the Isrealites? If so, then how did he come to this belief? I think it would be safer to say that he didn't, that he just had faith in God. How was Job God's friend if there is only "one faith" that more then likely Job was no part of?
Anyhow how was he to know that the pig would cause so much trouble, causing future generations to swear off eating them?
He could have easily not gotten into this situation if he had just checked their feet before he finalised the deal.