Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint / Edition 1

Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint / Edition 1

by Bruce Zuckerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195121279

ISBN-13: 9780195121278

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

One of the great literary classics of biblical literature, the book of Job is best know as a story which exemplifies the virtue of patience in the face of suffering. Indeed, the patience of Job is so well celebrated as to be a cliche. But here one encounters a problem; for throughout the greater art of the book that bears his name, Job is clearly one of the most…  See more details below

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One of the great literary classics of biblical literature, the book of Job is best know as a story which exemplifies the virtue of patience in the face of suffering. Indeed, the patience of Job is so well celebrated as to be a cliche. But here one encounters a problem; for throughout the greater art of the book that bears his name, Job is clearly one of the most impatient characters in the Bible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195121278
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Part I
1.The "Patience" Problem13
2.The Akedah Model16
3.The Case against a Linear Reading25
4.Super-Job34
5.Anti-Job46
6.Super-Reality59
7.The "Sincerely Wrong" Approach77
Part II
8.Barriers to Interpretation and the "Bontsye-Model"87
9.The Art of Parody: The Dialogue/Appeal93
10.The Art of Parody: The Legal Metaphor104
11.The Art of Parody: The Death Theme118
12.Supplemental Themes136
13.Intervening Themes166
14.Conclusion: The Joban Fugue175
Appendix
The Text and Translation of Y. L. Perets' "Bontsye Shvayg"181
Abbreviations196
Notes199
Index of Authors283
Index of Ancient Sources288

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