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Divergence of the book of Job from deuteronomic / priestly Torah : intertextual reading between Job and Torah


Kwon, Jiseong James (2018). Divergence of the book of Job from deuteronomic / priestly Torah : intertextual reading between Job and Torah. Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, 32(1):49-71.

Abstract

The book of Job prominently portrays the motif of the pious sufferer and the confrontation between Job’s three friends who claim the retribution principle and Job who witnesses the undermined moral order in reality, and indicates finally Yahweh’s speech which marginalises issues of justice and judgment which Job vehemently called for. On the one hand, these distinct features to some extent may reflect a critical and belittling idea of Deuteronomic Torah, although it does not deny the entire concept of Torah and traditional laws about divine judgment. On the other hand, while it has been argued that the book of Job reflects the Priestly context in the Pentateuch, in a closer examination the author of Job hardly has the creational order, rituals, and ideology that priestly materials in general imply.

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The book of Job prominently portrays the motif of the pious sufferer and the confrontation between Job’s three friends who claim the retribution principle and Job who witnesses the undermined moral order in reality, and indicates finally Yahweh’s speech which marginalises issues of justice and judgment which Job vehemently called for. On the one hand, these distinct features to some extent may reflect a critical and belittling idea of Deuteronomic Torah, although it does not deny the entire concept of Torah and traditional laws about divine judgment. On the other hand, while it has been argued that the book of Job reflects the Priestly context in the Pentateuch, in a closer examination the author of Job hardly has the creational order, rituals, and ideology that priestly materials in general imply.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Theology
Dewey Decimal Classification:230 Christianity & Christian theology
200 Religion
Uncontrolled Keywords:The Book of Job, Torah, Deuteronomitic, Priestly, Intertextuality
Language:English
Date:16 May 2018
Deposited On:10 Sep 2019 06:52
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:39
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0901-8328
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/09018328.2017.1376522
Official URL:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09018328.2017.1376522
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