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The Book of Job: Judaism in the 2nd Century BCE (Studies in Judaism) [Paperback]

By Leslie Wilson (Author)
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The Book of Job deals with a variety of issues, on levels both superficial and profound. It has been the subject of scholarly debate and analysis ever since its inclusion in the Hebrew Bible. Scholars and theologians have set forth a variety of theories to explain the "human condition" and justify the actions of the Divine toward humanity. The material differences in attempts by scholars to translate the Book of Job are evidence that these theories cannot be supported. The author of the Book of Job employs a unique intertextual code. The code hides a sophisticated agenda that includes not simply the interaction of the Divine and humanity, but also the quality of this interaction. The programmatic investigation by the author reflects also contemporary politico-religious conflicts among Jews of 2nd Century BCE Palestine. Dr. Wilson uncovers the intertextual cipher and opens the window to a single coherent solution to the meaning and intent of the Book of Job.

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Studio: University Press of America
Pages   150
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.85"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 28, 2006
Publisher   University Press of America
ISBN  0761834621  
ISBN13  9780761834625  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Leslie S. Wilson is a Research Associate in the Near Eastern Languages Department at Yale University. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University and his M.A. and B.A. from Cambridge University.

Leslie Wilson was born in 1952.

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