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Author Jones, Scott C.

Title Rumors of wisdom : Job 28 as poetry / Scott C. Jones
Published Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 293 pages)
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 0934-2575 ; Bd. 398
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; 398
Contents Frontmatter; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Sigla and Abbreviations; Chapter One: Job 28 as Poetry; Chapter Two: Translation and Vocalized Text; Chapter Three: A Reading of Job 28; Chapter Four: A Philological and Textual Study of Job 28; Chapter Five: The "Structured Commentary" in Job 28:15-19; Chapter Six: Conclusions; Backmatter
Summary Efforts at interpreting Joban poetry have often been divided between philological and literary critics. This study brings these two critical modes together to offer an account of how Job 28 achieves meaning. The heart of the study consists of two major sections. The first is a reading of the poem with special attention to the conceptual background of its metaphors. Rather than a poetic account of mining technology, Job 28 is properly understood against the heroic deeds of ancient Mesopotamian kings described in Sumerian and Akkadian royal narratives, especially the Gilgamesh epic. The second m
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-272) and indexes
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Subject Bible. Job, XXVIII -- Criticism, Textual
Bible. Job, XXVIII -- Language, style
Hebrew poetry, Biblical.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009013995
ISBN 1282295977
3110214784 (electronic bk.)
9783110214789 (electronic bk.)