Rumors of Wisdom : Job 28 as Poetry / Scott C. Jones.
- Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 
- Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; 398.
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; 398
1 online resource (313 p.)
- Bible. O.T.. Job XXVIII. -- Criticism, Textual.
Bible. O.T.. Job XXVIII. -- Language, style.
Hebrew poetry, Biblical -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
- 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 major section is a thorough philological and textual commentary in which comparative philological and text-critical methods are complemented by an aesthetic rationale for restoring the text of the poem as a work of art. The study reveals a multileveled and image-driven masterpiece whose complexity impacts how one reads Job 28 as poetry and theology.
Table of Contents
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
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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- 10.1515/9783110214789 doi
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