Job: an Introduction and Study Guide Paperback

Where Shall Wisdom be Found?

by Katharine J. Dell;


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Job: an Introduction and Study Guide

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In the light of dramatic new interpretative approaches to the Bible this guide to Job follows not only a range of new approaches to the text but also addresses the traditional historical questions and other topical issues. Dell particularly highlights the problem of genre in understanding Job. She shows how problematic the term 'wisdom' is for this unique book, and argues that its radical sentiments earn it, rather, the title of 'parody'. Of all the biblical books it comes closest to tragedy, raising profound questions about its nature and place in the biblical canon. Job's relationship to its ancient Near Eastern counterparts, notably in ancient Mesopotamia, are also closely examined and key theological themes that characterize the book are explored. Finally different approaches - feminist, liberationist, ecological and psychological - are outlined so as to illuminate and inform our own personal readings and generate ever fresh understandings of this enigmatic text.

Job: an Introduction and Study Guide by Katharine J. Dell was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in January 2017 and is our 54138th best seller. The ISBN for Job: an Introduction and Study Guide is 9780567670939.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (January 2017)
Weight209g
Number of Pages112
Thickness10 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567670939
ISBN-100567670937
Product Code4450446
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