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By Yair Hoffman

The major methodological thesis of this learn is that the publication of activity, greater than the other ebook within the Bible, might be handled as an inventive paintings during which shape and content material can't be separated. therefore, an excellent acquaintance with the literary elements of the publication, together with its relatives with different historical close to jap texts, is a precondition to the certainty of its theology. The deep constitution of the ebook is that of a catalogue-which is a key to knowing its method of the matter of theodicy. The tough language of task is scrutinized, and is proved to be an unique and immanent attribute of the publication. A synthesis of the literary, linguistic and theological features of activity ends up in its paradoxical-not absurd-definition as 'a blemished perfection'.

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248-50. 3. Poetic Conventions 53 constitution of the first cycle of debates which he reaches on the basis of these principles (Reddy 1978: 67): Job: ch. 1-7, 17-27. 14-22. Bildad: ch. 8. 2-30. 13-20. 16-17, 13, 14b, 15. I would argue—and I shall attempt to substantiate this claim below— that this proposal is absolutely arbitrary. Notwithstanding the fact that it is based upon reasonable aesthetic-theoretic principles, one should completely refrain from presenting it as a 'reconstruction' of the original book.

9. He found a resemblance between ch. 38 and Papyrus Anastasi I, and thought that the 'school for training sages' was its Sitz im Leben. The fifth chapter of the present work is devoted to the relation between the book of Job and the catalogue genre. 2. Genre Distinctions 37 attributed to the corruptions and changes which the work underwent over the course of generations, as Pope thinks—a point to which I shall return further on. In his commentary, Dhorm quotes Renen, who observed the literary norm of genre confusion in Israelite literature (which he saw as a somewhat 'primitive' characteristic).

But even here he applies alien criteria, and it follows ipso factothat the praises he gives to it are reserved and relative, based upon an indulgent attitude in the light of the antiquity of the book. Greece, says Lowth, did not succeed in reaching such a level of art prior to the days of Aeschylus, but thereafter, 'whatever rank may be assigned to Job, in a comparison with the poets of Greece, to whom we must allow at least the merit of art and method; amongst the Hebrews, it must certainly be allowed, in this respect to be unrivalled' (p.

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