Lecture 31 - The Book of Job Job has an important role -...

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The Book of Job Job has an important role - his role is like Greek tragedy and Shakespeare, because all these challenge the capacity of a student to understand. In fact, the more difficult to understand, the more pressure is put on the elegance and incomprehensiveness. Job challenges and engages and divides the interests of the students. Elihu speeches are important within the narrative because Elihu stands up. Some identify with the comforters. Others with God. The texts of the Hebrew Bible are divided into legal texts, the Pentateuch, prophetic texts and wisdom texts, including Job. The ancient division is adopted comes from Jeremiah 18:18, “For the law shall not perish from the priest nor counsel for the wise nor the word from the prophet.” The books of wisdom, especially Job, lack a history and have a different kind of perspective, an international perspective. Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, the Song of Songs, are important for post-Old Testament literature. Job offers himself as a kind of
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Lecture 31 - The Book of Job Job has an important role -...

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