Reading Job Intertextually

Reading Job Intertextually

Edited by Katherine Dell , Edited by Dr Will Kynes

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This volume fills an important lacuna in the study of the Hebrew Bible by providing the first comprehensive treatment of intertextuality in Job, in which essays will address intertextual resonances between Job and texts in all three divisions of the Hebrew canon, along with non-canonical texts throughout history, from the ancient Near East to modern literature. Though comprehensive, this study will not be exhaustive, but will invite further study into connections between Job and these texts, few of which have previously been explored systematically. Thus, the volume's impact will reach beyond Job to each of the 'intertexts' the articles address. As a multi-authored volume that gathers together scholars with expertise on this diverse array of texts, the range of discussion is wide. The contributors have been encouraged to pursue the intertextual approach that best suits their topic, thereby offering readers a valuable collection of intertextual case studies addressing a single text. No study quite like this has yet been published, so it will also provide a framework for future intertextual studies of other biblical texts.

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 703.06g
  • 14 Feb 2013
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Edinburgh
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0567485528
  • 9780567485526
  • 819,739

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Will Kynes is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and Liddon Research Fellow and Tutor of Theology at Keble College, Oxford (elect). His PhD thesis investigates intertextual connections between Job and the Psalms.

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The editors are to be commended for bringing together a strong group of scholars who have produced varied, largely stimulating, and engaging studies around a unified theme. -- James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Journal of Theological Studies

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