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The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations

Carol A Newsom


From the simple and beautiful language of the prose tale, to the verbal fireworks of the dialogue between Job and his friends, to the haunting beauty of the poem on wisdom and the sublime poetics of the divine speeches, this book provides an intense encounter with the aesthetic resources of Hebrew verbal art. In this brilliant new study, the author illuminates the relation between the aesthetic forms of the book and the claims made by its various characters. Her innovative approach makes possible a new understanding of the unity of the book of Job; she rejects the dismantling of the book by hi ... More

Keywords: book of Job, prose, dialogue, poetics, Job, wisdom, divine speeches, Hebrew

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195396287
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol A Newsom, author
Candler School of Theology
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