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Bibil Identifier bibil:214730
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Ancient Mediterranean Values of "Honour and Shame" as a Hermeneutical Lens of Reading the Book of Job
Author Mbuvi, Andrew M.
Journal Old Testament Essays (Volume: 23, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 752-768 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The book of Job is here read through the ancient Near Eastern values of honour and shame and also in relationship to its placing within Wisdom literature. This article points out the fact that the book of Job goes beyond focus of wisdom whose primary concern is navigating life successfully. For Job, it is the concern of what Gustavo Guttiérez calls disinterested faith that puts God's honour at the centre of his struggles.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Job
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Suffering
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