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JOB: AN INTRODUCTION AND STUDY GUIDE

H. Curtis Adrian

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)

ISBN:
9780567670939

83,95 PLN
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Opis produktu

Adrian H. Curtis is Senior Lecturer in Old Testament Studies in the University of Manchester.Katharine Dell is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity Cambridge University and Fellow of St. Catharines College Oxford.This short introduction highlights the most difficult issues at the heart of Job and addresses them in a way that is accessible for an undergraduate studentDells focus on genre speaks to a wider issue that is very topical in biblical studies currently of how to taxonomise biblical textsDell showcases a range of analytical approaches including feminist liberationist ecological and psychologicalKatharine Dell is Reader in Old Testament Literature and Theology at the Faculty of Divinity Cambridge University UK and Fellow of St. Catharines College Oxford UK.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 świsdom is for this unique book and argues that its radical sentiments earn it rather the title of śparody. Of all the biblical books it comes closest to tragedy raising profound questions about its nature and place in the biblical canon.Jobs 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.This studentfriendly guide and introduction provides an entrylevel text on the Old Testament book of Job.Contents1. Introduction Key text: Job 12 The Prologue2. Job as a Wisdom Book Key text: Job 28 The Hymn to Wisdom3. Job as Parody Key text: Jobs Speeches in the Dialogue4. Job in the Context of the Ancient Near Eastern World Key text: The Friends Speeches in the Dialogue5. Theological Issues Raised by the Book of Job Key text:The Yahweh Speeches and Jobs Responses6. śReading Job in a Postmodern World Key text: Job 42.717 The EpilogueIndex of AuthorsIndex of SubjectsA thoughtful and useful study of a really significant text.

Wymiary: 234 mm 156 mm 208 gr

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