Reading Job Intertextually

Reading Job Intertextually

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 703.06g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0567485528
  • 9780567485526
  • 1,077,335

About Katharine J. Dell

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 more

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Introduction - Katharine Dell and Will Kynes 1. Deja Lu: Intertextuality, Method or Theory? - John Barton Part I: Job in Dialogue with the Pentateuch 2. To Be Adam or Not to Be Adam: The Hidden Fundamental Anthropological Discourse Revealed in an Intertextual Reading in Job and Genesis - Manfred Oeming 3. The `Reversal' of Heilgeschichte in Job 3 - John Burnight 4. Job and the Priests: `He Leads Priests Away Stripped' (Job 12:19) - Samuel E. Balentine 5. Does the Torah Keep Its Promise? Job's Critical Intertextual Dialogue with Deuteronomy - Markus Witte 6. Parody as a Challenge to Tradition: The Use of Deuteronomy 32 in the Book of Job - Edward L. Greenstein Part II: Job in Dialogue with the Prophets 7. The Relationship Between Job 1-2, 42 and 1 Samuel 1-4: An Intertextual Guidance for Reading - Raik Heckl 8. Job and Isaiah 40-55: Intertextualities in Dialogue - Will Kynes 9. `Cursed Be The Day I Was Born!' Job and Jeremiah Revisited - Katharine Dell 10. `Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it...' (Ezekiel 14:14): The Case of Job and Ezekiel - Paul M. Joyce 11. Job and Joel: Divergent Voices on a Common Theme - James D. Nogalski 12. Creation Themes in Job and Amos: An Intertextual Relationship? - Hilary Marlow Part III: Job in Dialogue with the Writings 13. Telling the Secrets of Wisdom: The Use of Psalm 104 in the Book of Job - Christian Frevel 14. `I Also Could Talk As You Do' (Job 16:4): The Function of Intratextual Quotation and Allusion in Job - Michael A. Lyons 15. Divine Discipline in Job 5:17-18, Proverbs 3:11-12, Deuteronomy 32:39, and Beyond - James L. Crenshaw 16. Bon and Ecclesiastes: Intertextuality and a Protesting Pair - Richard L. Schultz 17. The Inevitability of Reading Job Through Lamentations -James K. Aitken Part IV: Job's Dialogue Beyond the Hebrew Bible 18. `You Destroy A Person's Hope': The Book of Job as a Conversation about Death - Christopher B. Hays 19. Through the Dung-Heap to the Chariot: Intertextual Transformations in the Testament of Job - Anathea Portier-Young 20. `He Makes Peace in His High Heaven': Job and Paul in Resonance - J. Gerald Janzen 21. An Intertextual Reading of Job in Relation to the Anti-Pelagian Augustine - Susannah Ticciati 22. Job in Modern and Contemporary Literature on the Background of Tradition: Sidelights of a Jewish Reading - Gabrielle Oberhansli 23. The Book of Job and Marjorie Kemper's `God's Goodness' - J. Clinton McCann, Jr Bibliography Index of References Index of Authorsshow more

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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 *show more

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