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Bibil Identifier bibil:204322
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) What Sort of Friends? A New Proposal Regarding (רפאי(ם and (אפלי(ם in Job 13,4
Author Hays, Christopher
Journal Biblica (Volume: 90, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 394-399 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Most translations of Job 13,4 have Job calling his companions something like “smearers of a lie” and “worthless physicians”. Instead, in light of philological and comparative data, he seems to be comparing his friends to the Rephaim, and false gods. In this way, he complains that they have spoken falsely as sources of wisdom and would mislead their hearers — just as the spirits of the dead were so often said to have done. The verse might thus be translated in this way: “You, however, are blatherers of lies, and false oracles, all of you.
Pericopes Job 13,4
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