Robert Moses

The genre of the Book of Job has been labeled as narrative poetry, lament, disputation, and wisdom literature. 1 The framing of poetry with a narrative prologue and epilogue has not only vexed interpreters but has also given rise to myriad proposals as to how to understand the prologue in light

Tod Linafelt, Tod Linafelt and Andrew R. Davis

In the course of the two short chapters that constitute the opening prose narrative of the book of Job, the adverb חנם occurs twice, in 1:9 and in 2:3. In spite of the close proximity and structural parallelism of the occurrences, there is a strong tendency in the translations and commentaries to

Braden P. Anderson

Introduction There are myriad studies on the book of Job, so it might seem foolish to add another. Yet it seems that much of the predominant literature is missing something, namely, a well-rounded understanding of what is at issue in this story, not just for Job, but for God. Is the book

Michael Carasik

Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped. (Job 1:20, nrsv ) Immediately after being informed—by the last of four messengers, each of whom arrives on the heels of the last—that his children have died, Job “rises” (whether literally from a seated

Patricia L. Vesely

1 Introduction The book of Job, if anything, is a discourse about human suffering. In no fewer than forty chapters, Job agonizes over the loss of his property, his children, his health, and the realization that his God may be the one responsible. Can the book of Job offer readers any insight into

Kirsten Dawson

Did not he who made me in the belly make him, and the same one fashion us in the womb? Job 31:15 All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
 George Orwell Violence
 Images of violence shape significant portions of the rhetoric of the book of Job. The opening chapters

The Idiolect Test and the Vorlage of Old Greek Job

A New Argument for an Old Debate

Juliane Eckstein

It is a well-known fact that the Old Greek version of the biblical book of Job ( og Job) is approximately one sixth shorter than the Masoretic text. When Origen compiled his Hexapla, he was aware of this fact and supplemented those sections that he felt were lacking. He took the supplementary

Davis Hankins

A man plucked a nightingale and, finding but little to eat, said: ‘You are just a voice and nothing more.’ Plutarch, Moralia: Sayings of the Spartans Introduction, Structure, and Movement Initially Job 28 appears to have three sections: vv.1-11, 12-19, and 20-28. 1 The first describes

John D. Meade

a reconstruction of the hexaplaric fragments. For Job these fragments are found in various Greek, 2 Syriac, 3 Latin, 4 and Armenian 5 sources and have been collected in modern editions. 6 A crucial source for this research is the Syro-Hexapla (Syh). The significance of this source is not

Françoise Mies

Vetus Testamentum 61 (2011) 104-108 Vetus Testamentum © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156853311X548587 « Que sont mes amis devenus ? » 1 Note sur Job 13:4 Françoise Mies Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S.—FNRS) Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de